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.

 

DUI

• Alex Scott Hotch, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence and fourth-degree weapons misconduct May 24 after Fairbanks police stopped him for driving without headlights and drifting in his lane on the Richardson Highway. According to charging documents, Hotch told police he drank two beers at the Big I bar, smoked a joint two hours earlier and had a loaded Glock 27 in his center console. Hotch failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.180.

• Justin David Ledman, 33, no address given, was charged with driving under the influence May 25 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for driving without headlights on Chena Pump Road. According to charging documents, Ledman admitted to drinking three beers at the Red Fox bar. Ledman failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.259.

• Stefan Michael Hajdukovich, 26, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence May 25 after Fairbanks police responded to a report of a possibly intoxicated driver on the Richardson Highway near the Badger Road overpass. According to charging documents, Hajdukovich failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.171.

• Shawn Page Sadler, 44, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence May 30 after Alaska State Troopers stopped him for driving erratically after leaving the Oasis Restaurant and Lounge. According to charging documents, Sadler admitted to drinking one beer and one shot several hours earlier. Sadler had her 10-year-old daughter in the car with her and said she felt safe to drive her. Sadler failed field sobriety tests and registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.084. 

 

Failure to stop

Calvin Schenk, 20, of Delta Junction, was charged with felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer May 28. According to charging documents, Alaska State Troopers tried to stop Schenk for speeding but he drove off at a high rate of speed. Schenk drove off road and through fields during the chase, which ended after troopers caught up with him on a trail. Schenk ran into the woods and troopers tried to follow him while picking up multiple firearms that Schenk dropped as he fled. Schenk eventually called troopers, admitted he was the man they were pursuing and returned to the scene, according to charges. 

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