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Man sentenced in attack in Alaska’s Iditarod race

FAIRBANKS, Alaska – A 27-year-old man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to charges in connection with a snowmobile attack on two mushers compete in Alaska’s Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race in March.

The Fairbanks daily News-Miner (http://bit.ly/2i88rGT reports Arnold Demoski of Nulato, was Monday sentenced to six months, most of which is already served.

The condemnation comes after Demoski pled guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor charges of assault, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.

Demoski had been accused of driving a snowmobile and a four-time Iditarod champion Jeff King, as well as Aliy Zirkle on March 12, in the vicinity of Nulato.

One of King’s dogs, Nash, was killed, and the other dogs were injured.

Zirkle finished the nearly 1,000-mile race across Alaska, in third place, and the King on the ninth place.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

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