- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 16, 2013

Police charged an Alaska man with a DUI after he took off with stolen cookies and cake mix in a motorized shopping cart.

Merrill K. Moses, 63, was arraigned this week in Fairbanks on charges of drunken driving, shoplifting and refusing to take an official sobriety test, the Associated Press reported Saturday.

An employee told police that Mr. Moses is a regular problem for the grocery store. He previously tried to run over employees who attempted to stop him from driving his cart drunk, police were told.

Fairbanks police Sgt. Bruce Barnette said the man does not appear to be disabled, but he could not stand without assistance Wednesday night, the AP reported. A preliminary test measured his breath-alcohol content at almost four times the legal limit.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reported that Mr. Moses has previous convictions for a DUI in 2011, domestic assault, drinking in public, open container, criminal trespass and theft.

• Jessica Chasmar can be reached at jchasmar@washingtontimes.com.

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