- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 22, 2014

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - A Wasilla man suspected of driving while impaired with two people in his car has been charged with felony assault after they were hurt in a crash.

Alaska State Troopers say 44-year-old John Murtha was arrested Monday night. He remains in custody at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility.

Troopers took a call just before 10 p.m. Monday that a car had crashed into a utility pole on Forest Lake Drive outside Wasilla.

Troopers say the car crossed the opposite lane and hit the pole.

The two passengers were taken to Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.

Murtha was charged Tuesday with the felony assault counts and a misdemeanor driving under the influence count. His bail was set at $15,000.

Online court documents did not indicate that he was represented by an attorney.



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