The Public Safety Report is compiled from criminal complaints filed in state and federal courts, as well as some police blotter information, trooper dispatches, fire department reports and interviews with public safety officials. Individuals named as arrested and/or charged with crimes in this report are presumed innocent until proved guilty in a court of law.
Sara Joyce Fleming, 34, of Wasilla, was charged with driving under the influence and fifth-degree drugs misconduct Dec. 19 for a Dec. 15 incident. According to charging documents, Fleming called 911 at 3:58 a.m. to report four drones covering the highway just south of Nenana. She was instructed to wait for Alaska State Troopers to arrive. A trooper found Fleming parked on 14th Street in Nenana with her engine running, her headlights on and a methamphetamine pipe sitting between her steering wheel and the instrument panel. Fleming was crying and her movements were erratic and jerky. Fleming pointed at a street light, asked what it was and said it looked like there was stuff coming down from it and moving around, according to charging documents.
Fleming told the trooper she thought she had been followed by multiple drones as she drove from Fairbanks. Fleming said she’d last smoked meth six hours ago, had not slept in the past 24 hours and hadn’t slept well since Aug. 4. When asked to perform field sobriety tests, she pointed at a star and asked if it was moving. She was allowed to get back in her car to warm up after her first test but started crying and waved the trooper back over to report the car felt like it was lifting up. Fleming failed the second sobriety tests and was allowed to warm up in her car again. She made a phone call and appeared to be crying and shouting, according to the charges. Fleming failed the third sobriety test and was arrested. She registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.000.