Sitka man to serve four years for DUI, auto theft

A Sitka man will spend four years in prison for felony drunk driving and auto theft. 32-year old Walter D. Peratrovich will also pay a $10,000 fine, and over $9,000 for the loss of the vehicle he stole. According to court records, a patrol officer attempted to stop Peratrovich in the early morning of June 30, 2013, as he drove a 2003 Chevy pickup on Harbor Drive near the O’Connell Bridge. He was later apprehended when he drove the truck into a ditch on Sawmill Creek Road. The truck caught fire and burned. Read More