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Skipper arrested for DUI after landing craft grounds near Kodiak

Kodiak police report that a “highly intoxicated” captain of a 152-foot landing craft grounded the vessel on Gull Island outside of Kodiak and was arrested on charges of DUI, reckless endangerment and assault.


The Kodiak Police Department reported receiving a 911 call at 8 p.m. Sunday from a 25-year-old crew member aboard the Polar Bear that the captain had run the vessel aground while intoxicated. Officers, with assistance from the Kodiak Harbor Master’s office, arrived at the scene of the grounding and made contact with the captain of the vessel, identified as 50-year-old Edward Dyer.

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