Alaska State Troopers from the Seward post on Friday arrested a man who was allegedly intoxicated at the time of his involvement in a head-on collision on the Seward Highway near Cooper Landing.
Although no one was injured in the collision, troopers questioned Paul Siples, 62, of Anchorage and conducted field sobriety tests when a trooper allegedly smelled alcohol on his person. A preliminary breath test allegedly showed that Siples had a breath alcohol content of 0.092. The legal limit is .08 measured in grams per 210 liters of breath.
The seatbelts in Siples car were allegedly inoperative, and neither he nor his 9-year-old son had been restrained, troopers say. Paul was arrested on one count each of driving under the influence and endangering the welfare of a child and brought to the Seward jail. He has been released on his own recognizance.