Kenai assembly member charged with DUI after early morning four-wheeler ride

Assembly member Jill Schaefer of Kenai faces charges of driving while intoxicate and refusing breath tests following an incident involving a 4-wheeler early Monday morning. (Courtesy of the Kenai Peninsula Borough)

Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly member Jill Schaefer was arrested this week.

Kenai police were called about 1 a.m. Monday with a report of a four-wheeler making laps around the neighborhood.

Schaefer was identified as the operater and charged with driving under the influence and later, refusing a breath test.

Following Blaine Gilman’s resignation from the Assembly earlier this year, Schaefer was chosen by the Assembly to take his seat representing the city of Kenai in February.

Her term is up in October.

Shaylon Cochran is a host and reporter at KDLL in Kenai. He’s reported on fishing, energy, agriculture and local politics since coming to Alaska in 2011. He has worked at KDLL/KBBI on the Kenai Peninsula, where he picked up lots of new hobbies, like smoking salmon, raising chickens, skiing and counting RV’s. He holds a bachelors degree in Journalism from Iowa State University.

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