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Posted: Monday, November 5, 2012 11:00 pm | Updated: 11:54 am, Mon Jan 21, 2013.

FAIRBANKS — A trio of men are charged with driving under the influence on the same night last week in the village of Minto.

The men had been drinking all night at a party Oct. 29 in the dry village and were each confronted the next morning by village council members who either took their keys or turned off the vehicles they were driving, according to the criminal complaints filed against them. The council members told Alaska State Troopers there had been an ongoing problem with the three in the village.

Peter Jason John, 33, Daniel Titus Paul, 29, and Kevin Craig Green, 31, were brought to Fairbanks Correctional Center on charges of driving under the influence and driving with revoked driver’s licenses.

On the evening of Oct. 30, John registered a breath-alcohol content of 0.260, Paul registered 0.274 and Green registered 0.163. Paul and Green were allegedly driving pickup trucks, while John was allegedly driving a snowmachine, troopers said.

Minto has a population of about 200 people and is about 50 miles northwest of Fairbanks, off the Elliott Highway. The village is a local-option dry community where alcohol possession is illegal.

Contact staff writer Sam Friedman at 459-7545. Follow him on Twitter at @FDNMcrime.

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