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Husband, Wife Arrested for DUI in Anchor Point Traffic Stop

Published On: Jun 27 2014 09:55:15 PM AKDT

A Thursday evening traffic stop in Anchor Point by Alaska State Troopers ended in a husband and wife at the wheels of separate vehicles both being charged with DUI and held without bail, with the wife also accused of child endangerment.

According to a Friday AST dispatch, troopers based in Anchor Point stopped a Subaru Legacy station wagon on North Fork Road at its intersection with Comic Street after seeing the vehicle cross the road’s center line.

“The driver was identified as Shannon M. Alman, age 43, of Anchor Point,” troopers wrote. “Shannon was found to be operating the Subaru while impaired by alcohol and she was arrested for DUI. During the DUI investigation she stated her husband was (driving) the vehicle in front of her that she was following.”

During the stop Alman’s husband, 51-year-old Peter Alman, walked back from his vehicle at their residence to the scene.

“Investigation revealed Peter had been operating his white Chevrolet Tahoe while impaired by alcohol and (he) was also arrested for DUI,” troopers wrote. “Shannon was also transporting a juvenile in her vehicle while she was intoxicated and was subsequently charged with endangering the welfare of a child in the first degree.”

In an email to Channel 2, AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says that while Peter Alman wasn’t observed driving, the circumstances led troopers to also charge him with DUI.

“(The) residence was extremely close to (the) traffic stop,” Ipsen wrote. “(The) Tahoe was in (the) driveway warm to touch, keys in ignition.”

Ipsen didn’t immediately have the child’s age Friday.

“The child is in safe custody,” Ipsen wrote. “Otherwise, AST is not going to give the location of the child.”

The Almans were both taken to the Homer Jail, where troopers say Shannon Alman wouldn’t take a breath-alcohol test. She received an additional charge of refusing a chemical breath test.

Channel 2’s Austin Baird contributed information to this story.