Story last updated at 4:36 p.m. Thursday, June 13, 2002

Wedding interrupted
In the early hours of Tuesday morning, a Homer Police dispatcher received a 911 call reporting shots fired at a wedding in Nikolaevsk.

Shortly thereafter, Alaska State Troopers arrested Doug Anderson, who they found with his car in a ditch just outside of Nikolaevsk village. Anderson was later charged with driving while intoxicated, refusing a breath test, and two counts of third-degree assault, a felony.

Members of the wedding party told troopers that Anderson was apparently intoxicated and got angry when he was asked to leave the party. Troopers were also told that an altercation ensued and as Anderson drove away from the scene, he fired two shots from a rifle. Troopers could not ascertain if either bullet struck a building, Sgt. Jim Hibpshman said, though no one was injured.

Anderson was arraigned Tuesday morning and is awaiting a bail hearing at Wildwood Pretrial Facility in Kenai.


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