When they arrived at the scene, they found a 1996 Dodge pickup parked in the roadway.
Upon contact, they identified the driver as 58-year-old William Carter of Nikiski. Carter was found to be driving under the influence. A quick check of his history would find that Carter was found to have multiple prior DUIs in multiple states.
Carter was arrested and transported to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer on Felony DUI charges, where he was remanded and his bail set at $5,000 and a Court Approved Third Party.
Following Carter’s remand, troopers did a routine check of their in-vehicle video and that video revealed that during transport to Mat-Su, Carter had concealed a bindle of Methamphetamine in the back of the patrol car. The Methamphetamine was recovered and booked in as evidence.
Carter was still in custody at Mat-Su. As a result of the trooper’s discovery, Carter was additionally charged with Misconduct Involving a Controlled Substance IV and Tampering with Physical Evidence.
Additional bail in the amount of $7,500 was set.