UAF Priest Arrested for DUI
A 52-year-old Roman Catholic priest who serves in the University of Alaska Fairbanks parish has been placed on administrative leave following his arrest on a driving under the influence charge.
Father Sean P. Thomson also is charged with misdemeanor drug and weapons counts.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports Thomson was stopped Monday on the Parks Highway near McKinley Village.
An Alaska State Trooper says in a criminal complaint that he spotted Thomson's pickup weaving into the oncoming lane.
Trooper Christopher Bitz says Thomson appeared disoriented. He acknowledged having a handgun the truck's back seat but didn't mention a second handgun in his pocket.
Bitz says he found a small amount of marijuana in another pocket.
Thompson is free on $5,000 bail.
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