Pair Arrested for Underage Drinking and DUI

On October 11, around 1:10 a.m., Soldotna Alaska State Troopers stopped a white Ford Ranger for speeding near mile 101.5 of the Sterling Highway.

Subsequent investigation resulted in the driver, a 17 year old man from Soldotna, being charged with DUI, and issued minor offense citations for driving without a license, minor consuming alcohol, minor operating a motor vehicle after consuming alcohol, as well as a speeding citation.

A passenger in the vehicle, 19 year old Nikolas Basson of Soldotna, was issued a minor offense citation for minor consuming alcohol. Additionally a second passenger, 18 year old Lucas Standifer of Soldotna, was placed under arrest for minor in possession of alcohol and violation for conditions of release, and was additionally issued a minor offense citation for minor consuming alcohol.

Standifer was remanded to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. Basson and the 17 year old were released to a responsible adult.