Terri L. Sovalik, 23, of North Pole, was charged with misdemeanor assault for allegedly grabbing a woman by the hair early Sunday morning and throwing another women into a wooden post outside the Arctic Bar.

The two victims told Fairbanks police Sovalik threw the second woman into the post when she tried to intervene.

This woman had a cut on her head and there was blood outside the bar near the post, Fairbanks police said.

Sovalik was intoxicated and refused to provide an account of what happened, police said. Sunday was her birthday, according to court records.

She also was charged with misdemeanor criminal mischief for allegedly dislodging the window in a police vehicle by kicking it when she was detained.


• Wilhelmina Coates-Solski, 23, of Fairbanks, was charged with driving under the influence.

Coates-Solski was stopped about 1:21 a.m. Sunday on the Old Steese Highway at Crossover Way because her vehicle had a defective headlight, Fairbanks police said.

She failed field sobriety tests and she registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.170, police said.

• Sarah Louise Maring, 32, of Fairbanks, was charged with DUI.

Jeffry Maring, a witness, reported Maring had been drinking and drove from 28th Avenue to 26th Avenue and Cowles Street before returning to 28th Avenue at 8:37 p.m. Saturday, Fairbanks police said.

She smelled strongly of alcohol and refused to take field sobriety tests or a chemical alcohol test, police said.

Multiple charges

Shane Paul Gunter, 37, of Fairbanks, was charged with misdemeanor assault and third-degree felony criminal mischief for allegedly breaking his girlfriend’s laptop, slamming a glass door so it shattered and hurt her hand early Saturday morning at an E Street Apartment.

Gunter’s girlfriend had a cut with dried blood on her hand, a large bruise on her forearm and a lump behind her ear Fairbanks police said.

She told police Gunter was upset at her because she asked him to move out. After slamming the glass door he broke her laptop screen by slamming it shut and then dumped two beers on her and wrestled with her in the kitchen before taking her cellphone and leaving, she said.

Gunter told police he dumped beer on his girlfriend and broke the door and laptop. He did not take her phone or physically assault her, he said.

— Sam Friedman