Car dealer charged with impaired driving

Anchorage Daily NewsAugust 7, 2012 

An Anchorage car dealer has been charged with driving under the influence of drugs twice in three days, according to charging documents.

Calvin Christian Worthington, 33, was arrested on Aug. 1 and 3. He is the president and CEO of Cal Worthington Ford and owner of Merdedes-Benz of Anchorage.

The Aug. 1 incident started about 7:45 p.m. when police received several reports of a single-vehicle accident on the Seward Highway near Potter Valley. Responding officers found Worthington in a Mercedes-Benz. They saw signs of intoxication, according to the charges, and although a breath test registered no alcohol, Worthington consented to a blood test and examination by a drug-recognition expert, which led to his arrest.

According to court records, Worthington posted bail and was released from jail the next day, Aug. 2.

On Aug. 3, a police officer stopped Worthington for an unspecified traffic violation near Sixth Avenue and C Street, according to a second charging document. A breath test was negative, but the officer conducted field-sobriety tests and arrested Worthington for impaired driving, records show.

On Tuesday, District Court Judge William Fuld set bail at $5,000, and required a third-party custodian.