Fairbanks official faces driving under the influence charge

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A top administrator for the city of Fairbanks has been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and leaving the scene of an accident.

    The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports chief of staff Jeff Jacobson was arrested Thursday after knocking down a light pole and signs and continuing on at high speed.

    Jacobson is the former mayor of North Pole and a former chief of staff for a Fairbanks North Star Borough mayor.

    Jacobson told police he took a prescription drug and was in bed but received a call from his son, who needed his wallet before boarding a flight.

    Police say Jacobson's breath alcohol content measured .024, below the legal driving limit of .08.

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