Bethel Man Charged with Driving Boat Under the Influence

A Bethel man is facing charges for driving a boat under the influence of alcohol. Wildlife Troopers on Sunday night heard a report of a boat that was being driven erratically in Aniak Slough.

They approached the boat and arrested 44-year-old Norman Japhet. Troopers say Japhet had five people in the skiff at the time. He faces four reckless endangerment charges, DUI, and endangering the welfare of a minor.