Lance Mackey arrested by Troopers

Four time Iditarod champion violated probation


by Mike Ford

Alaska State Troopers arrested Iditarod musher Lance Mackey Saturday for violating his conditions of release after he was pulled over for speeding

In a dispatch Troopers report that Mackey was stopped on the Richardson highway at 8:45 a.m., and arrested for violating conditions of release in relation to a 2013 case that remains open.

Court documents reveal Mackey was arrested June 6, 2013 for driving under the influence and for refusing to submit to a breathalyzer test.

Mackey was take to the Fairbanks jail and released after posting a reduced bail of $2,500.

He is expected to appear in court again on monday