Alaska man on snowmobile arrested on first day of summer

Published: Jun. 21, 2016 at 10:52 AM AKDT
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A 42-year-old Nikiski man faces a felony charge after driving a snowmachine drunk on the first day of summer.

Alaska State Troopers took a call of a disturbance Monday between two men in the Kenai Peninsula community. Troopers say Kyle Jack drove a snowmachine to a home, was told to leave, and failed to do so. He then got into a fight.

Troopers took Jack into custody on suspicion of felony driving under the influence, driving with a revoked license, driving in violation of a license.

Jack was taken to Wildwood Pretrial Facility, where he was later charged with Felony Breath Test Refusal. Jack is being held without bail, according to troopers. His snowmachine was impounded from the scene and seized by troopers.

Jack's arrest was not his first run-in with the law this month.

Between June 4 and 5, Jack made repeated 911 phone calls and phone calls on the troopers' administrative line reporting various incidents. Jack said he was being assaulted, that people were inside his house, and that a neighbor's dog was eating sandhill crane eggs on his property.

Troopers visited Jack at his home in Nikiski and arrested him on an outstanding warrant. He also faces charges of harassment, trespass, disorderly conduct, and providing false information.