Anchor Point man arrested for DUI after short pursuit in neighborhood

Zaz Hollander

Alaska State Troopers say a 65-year-old Anchor Point man who led them on a brief chase in a residential area Saturday afternoon was arrested for driving under the influence.

Troopers tried to stop a white Ford F-150 on the Old Sterling Highway near Silverberry Street at 3:10 p.m. Saturday, according to an online news release posted Monday.

Troopers identified the driver as John P. Sweeney, and said he was charged with eluding, DUI, and driving on a revoked license. Court records indicate a prior DUI arrest in 2012.

Before the arrest, Sweeney fled troopers for a half mile, “driving approximately 20 mph over the speed limit on Silverberry and was sliding all over the residential road” before stopping at a residence on Original Drive, troopers said. Voting records indicate that’s where Sweeney lives.