Kasilof man arrested in hit and run

  • By DAN BALMER
  • Tuesday, April 29, 2014 11:15pm
  • News

A Kasilof man is in jail after fleeing the scene of an accident Monday.

Alaska State Troopers allege Dennis Poston, 57, was driving drunk when he struck a 2014 Hyundai SUV with his 1994 Ford pickup on Cardwell Road in Kasilof at about 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Poston fled the scene without stopping, but troopers later located the pickup. After chasing the suspect on foot into the woods, troopers apprehended Poston.

The driver of the SUV, Jaqueline Dederick, 50, of Kasilof, did not suffer any injuries in the accident, but her vehicle sustained damage from the collision.

When contacted by troopers, Poston provided a false identity. An investigation revealed he was driving under the influence of alcohol, was without insurance and had a revoked license that required him to have an ignition interlock device, but one was not installed in his vehicle, according to a trooper dispatch.

Poston refused to take a Breathalyzer test and was arrested for charges of DUI, breath test refusal, driving while license revoked, no ignition interlock device, false information, leaving the scene of a damage collision and no vehicle insurance. His pickup truck was impounded from the scene.

According to court records, Poston pleaded guilty to a DUI charge and endangering the welfare of a minor charge in January for an offense committed last May.

Poston was arraigned at the Kenai Courthouse Tuesday and is jailed at Wildwood Pretrial Facility without bail.

Reach Dan Balmer at daniel.balmer@peninsulaclarion.com.

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