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Juneau Man Gets DUI on Inflatable Raft

FAIRBANKS — A Juneau man faces a rare DUI charge for allegedly having a 0.313 breath-alcohol content as he floated through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft Sunday night.

Alaska’s driving under the influence law applies to people operating motor vehicles, water craft and airplanes. The vast majority of charges are for terrestrial motor vehicles.

But when Alaska State Troopers received a report of a “heavily intoxicated” man floating down the Chena River near the Parks Highway bridge at 6:40 p.m. Sunday, a wildlife trooper boat responded and arrested 32-year-old William Modene.

“Modene had been floating on the river for the day and consuming alcoholic beverages the entire time,” troopers wrote in their “daily dispatches” log on their website.

At 0.313, Modene’s breath-alcohol content was almost four times the legal limit for operating a vehicle, 0.08.

Modene was arrested without incident and was cooperative with troopers, trooper spokeswoman Megan Peters said.

Modene posted $2,500 bail on Monday, according to the Alaska court system website.

Under Alaska’s DUI law, operating a water craft means to “navigate a vessel used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water for recreational or commercial purposes on all waters, fresh or salt, inland or coastal, inside the territorial limits or under the jurisdiction of the state.”

-Fairbanks Daily News

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i guess its petty, but under the law he WAS in violation.

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i dont see a float being used as transportation

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Re: Juneau Man Gets DUI on Inflatable Raft

I used to work with a guy who did that on weekends with some friends. Two of my brothers did, too, now that I think of it.

They all used inner tubes and took beer with them and spent the day floating.

Did the arrested guy have a motor on a raft? Perhaps he was loud and obnoxious and attracted attention to himself disturbing people.

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Re: Juneau Man Gets DUI on Inflatable Raft

If he wasn't causing trouble... Then that is a petty waste of police and court resources. Land of the Free

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Well he disturbed someone because someone reported a heavily intoxicated man floating down the river.

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i dont see a float being used as transportation
“navigate a vessel used or capable of being used as a means of transportation on water for recreational or commercial purposes on all waters, fresh or salt, inland or coastal, inside the territorial limits or under the jurisdiction of the state.”

Thats the state definition of water transport and by that definition its a transport verrrrrrrrry vague though.

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Double posted what the fuck!?!?!

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Re: Juneau Man Gets DUI on Inflatable Raft

Remind me NOT to float on a inflatable raft drunk next time I visit Alaska

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