Wasilla man charged with DUI, child endangerment

thanlon@adn.comDecember 4, 2013 

A Wasilla man suspected of driving drunk with a child Monday night has been arrested and faces driving under the influence and child endangerment charges, according to Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers said they initially responded to a report of a car in a ditch on East Seldon Road near East Village Loop at 12:15 a.m. Tuesday. The 34-year-old driver, Wynter Cathey, was driving eastbound when he lost control of the 2006 Chevrolet Equinox and skidded off the roadway, troopers said.

Cathey was traveling with a 5-year-old child in his car, according to troopers. Troopers contacted him outside of his car, said Megan Peters, trooper spokeswoman.

A responding trooper determined that Cathey was impaired when driving and that he was also violating parole conditions.

Troopers arrested Cathey and took him to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. Bail was set at $1,000 for the driving offenses. He is being held without bail for the parole violation, troopers said.

On Monday, troopers charged a Palmer man with felony DUI, child endangerment and weapons misconduct after troopers stopped the truck for weaving and found a loaded gun and two children in his car.

Reach Tegan Hanlon at thanlon@adn.com or 257-4589.

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