Man with 6 DUIs arrested for shooting flare gun during July 4 road rage incident

Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 17:01
  • Alaska State Troopers on Monday, April 8, 2019. (Bill Roth / ADN)

An Eagle River man with a lengthy history of dangerous driving convictions was arrested on the Glenn Highway after allegedly firing a flare gun at another motorist during an Independence Day “road rage” incident.

According to the Alaska State Troopers, Joshua Haggerty, 36, allegedly tried to run several vehicles off the road while driving north on the highway from Eagle River. According to troopers, at one point Haggerty “produced a flare gun and shot it at another motorist, striking the vehicle.”

Troopers caught up with Haggerty on Hyer Road near the Parks Highway in Wasilla and arrested him on three counts of third-degree assault. He was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility. As of Sunday, he remained in custody on a $5,000 cash performance and $5,000 cash appearance bond with pretrial supervision and electronic monitoring requirements if he’s released before trial.

According to Alaska court records, Haggerty has been convicted of driving under the influence six different times since 2002, including four felony impaired driving convictions for having at least two prior convictions.

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