Following crash and K9 search, Alaska man arrested for OUI

Man’s vehicle had been reported as a possible crash before he left the scene on foot
Posted:  Monday, January 9, 2017 - 8:45pm

SEARSMONT — A resident of Alaska was arrested in Searsmont Jan. 7, following a report of a possible personal injury accident. 

The complainant reportedly told Waldo County Dispatch that there was a vehicle pulled off of Muzzy Road with a male “slumped over” the steering wheel, according to a media report. 

While en route to the scene Waldo County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Mulligan was advised that the man, later identified as Jordan Greer, 61, of Palmer, Alaska, had left the scene on foot. 

When Mulligan reached the vehicle he noted it did not appear damaged in any way. He also observed footprints left in the snow, leading from the vehicle down the road.

Mulligan and discovered that the footprints left the road frequently, approaching the doors of numerous residential sheds and garages. The footprints also led to several other buildings, including a local business. 

Waldo County Sheriff’s Corporal Merl Reed was called in to assist with his K9, Frankie. 

Frankie was able to track Greer into the woods, where he was ultimately located. Once found, law enforcement became suspicious that he was intoxicated. 

Greer was ultimately arrested and charged with operating under the influence. 

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