A judge has set a December jury trial for Alaska Fish and Game Commissioner Denby Lloyd, who is accused of driving under the influence.
The judge prohibited Lloyd from drinking alcohol while the case is pending, but otherwise did not set bail or any travel restrictions.
Authorities say a breath test revealed Lloyd had a .143 blood alcohol level after being stopped for a traffic violation. The legal limit is .08.
Lloyd was arrested in Juneau yesterday (Sunday).
Police Sergeant David Campbell said Lloyd was stopped for expired tags but failed a field sobriety test after an officer saw “signs of possible intoxication.” He said Lloyd took a breath test at the police station.
Campbell said the officer described Lloyd “as a complete gentleman” throughout. Governor Sean Parnell said he’d take “swift and appropriate action” if the court system reveals guilt. Lloyd declined to comment on his arrest.
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