Troopers arrest man charged in double-fatal accident

Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2000

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- Alaska State Troopers on Monday arrested a man charged with two counts of second-degree murder resulting from an accident on the Seward Highway.

Michael J. Glaser, 43, is charged with the deaths of Martin John Richard, 50, of Juneau, and Ladd E. Macaulay, 57, of Juneau. He also is charged with one count of assault for causing injuries to Steven Gregory Mcgee, 49, of Juneau.

An investigation determined that Glaser's blood alcohol following the April 19 crash was .258, more than two-and-half times above the legal driving limit of .10.

Glaser was arrested Monday morning after being released from Alaska Regional Hospital. A Kenai grand jury issued a $75,000 cash only bail warrant on Friday. Glaser was being held at Cook Inlet Pre-Trial Facility.

Glaser was driving a pick-up truck when it crossed the center line at milepost 37.5 of the Seward Highway. The truck struck a car, killing Richard and Macaulay. McGee was injured. Glaser also was hospitalized.

If convicted, Glaser could be sentenced up to 99 years for each second-degree murder charge and 20 years for first-degree assault.

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