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Troopers: Driver arrived drunk to take custody of child

Michelle Theriault Boots

When troopers stopped an allegedly drunken driver on the Parks Highway Saturday, they found she had methamphetamine and a 6-year-old boy in the car, the agency says. The family's problems continued when troopers called one of the woman's relatives to pick up the child.

The relative arrived on the scene drunk and was arrested too, troopers said.

Troopers and the Alaska Bureau of Highway Patrol stopped Mallory Dahl, 27, of Anchorage, at mile 49 of the Parks Highway at 8:43 p.m. after someone reported the vehicle for dangerous driving, the AST said in an online news release Sunday.

Dahl was "impaired and under the influence of a controlled substance," and had meth with her, according to troopers.

She was arrested and accused of child endangerment, drug possession and DUI.

Yvonne Dahl, 59, of Anchorage arrived to pick up the child but was "subsequently arrested for DUI," the trooper dispatch said.

Mallory Dahl was held on $4,000 bail at Mat-Su Pretrial. Yvonne Dahl was held on $500 bail at the same facility.

A 20-year-old passenger in the vehicle, Yvonne Insalaco, 20, of Anchorage, was carrying more than ounce of marijuana with her, troopers said. She faces a misdemeanor drug charge.

The child was taken into Office of Children's Services custody.

 


BY MICHELLE THERIAULT BOOTS
mtheriault@adn.com