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Ketchikan borough mayor arrested on DUI charge

Posted: Wednesday, August 27, 2003

KETCHIKAN (AP) Ketchikan Gateway Borough Mayor Mike Salazar was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The Ketchikan Police Department said Salazar, 62, was stopped about 2 a.m. Sunday after police received a report that he was driving the wrong way down Mission Street.

Police said they smelled alcohol on Salazar's breath and asked him to perform field sobriety tests and to provide a breath sample. The breath test indicated a blood alcohol level of .193 percent, police said.

It is illegal in Alaska to drive with a blood alcohol level of more than 0.08 percent.

Salazar did not immediately return calls for comment Tuesday afternoon from The Associated Press.



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