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Anchorage Police Department
Wednesday November 13th, 2019 :: 07:18 p.m. AKST

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Due to witnesses following a hit and run suspect, Bill Rosales was arrested for OUI

At 9:41 AM on November 12, 2019, a citizen called APD Dispatch to report they were following a 2008 black BMW that had been involved in a crash and did not stop.  The caller further advised the suspect driver was weaving in his lane of travel.
 
Initial indications are that 20-year-old Bill T. C. Rosales rear-ended a silver 2006 Toyota while both vehicles were traveling eastbound on the 2000-block of W Dimond; Rosales did not stop.  The driver of the Toyota followed Rosales until officers caught up with them.  A second driver, who stated Rosales almost side-swiped his vehicle in traffic just prior to striking the Toyota, followed Rosales as well.  A third driver told police she saw the BMW weaving in its lane just before it abruptly cut her off in traffic and then struck the Toyota.  She also followed until police arrived.
 
Due to the location updates the witnesses were providing to Dispatch, officers were able to find the BMW in a turn lane at Old Seward and Dowling where they blocked it in.  When officers made contact with Rosales and asked him to step out, they could smell marijuana coming from both Rosales and his vehicle.
 
After Rosales participated in Standardized Field Sobriety Tests (SFSTs) the decision was made to arrest him.  An officer transported Rosales to the Anchorage Jail for further processing to include having his blood drawn. Rosales was charged with Operating under the Influence (of suspected marijuana), Leaving the Scene of an Accident, and Violate Conditions of Release (for a prior OUI arrest).
 
APD is appreciative of the witnesses who safely followed the suspect, and kept Dispatch updated with their location, until officers could arrive on scene.
 
APD Case 19-40768
 

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