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Troopers: Man jumped in back of moving truck, tried to break out cab window

A 44-year-old man was arrested on the Kenai Peninsula Saturday after an incident in which he allegedly jumped in the bed of a truck and tried to break out the window to the cab as the vehicle was driving down the Sterling Highway, Alaska State Troopers said.

According to a trooper dispatch published Sunday, the trouble began when Todd Bashaw, 44, of Kenai, was towing Jason M. Hunter's 1987 Ford 150 truck.

As the tow was happening, "Hunter struck Bashaw's vehicle several times" and a "confrontation ensued."

Hunter, 44, jumped into the back of Bashaw's truck and broke the rear window out, trying to get into the cab while the vehicle was moving, troopers wrote in an online dispatch Sunday.

Bashaw pulled over at a turnout near Mile 121 of the Sterling Highway, where an Alaska State Trooper was parked.

The trooper found Hunter in the bed of the truck. He "appeared to be under the influence of controlled substances," the dispatch said.

Hunter, 44, was arrested and charged with DUI, fourth degree assault, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief.

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