Rafter charged with DUI on Chena River in Fairbanks

Associated PressAugust 2, 2012 

FAIRBANKS -- A Juneau man has been charged with driving under the influence while floating through Fairbanks on an inflatable raft.

According to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Alaska State Troopers say 32-year-old William Modene was very intoxicated Sunday night as he floated the Chena River. Troopers say his blood alcohol level was nearly four times the legal driving limit.

Alaska's DUI law applies to people operating motor vehicles, water craft and airplanes.

Modene was arrested without incident and posted $2,500 bail on Monday.

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