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Fugitive brought back to Chattanooga from Alaska at cost of $4,000

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CHATTANOOGA, TN. (Times Free Press) -- When 30-year-old Daniel Hurst was located by authorities, he had crashed his 1998 Jeep Cherokee into a ditch on Standifer Gap Road.

Reeking of alcohol, he failed field sobriety tests and was hit with his third DUI in six years. But he failed to show up for court and was later tracked to Anchorage, Alaska.

The cost to bring him back before a Hamilton County judge?

A little more than $4,300, which included expenses for two Hamilton County Sheriff's Office detectives' meals and lodging, according to county finance records.

Read more on the story from our news partners at the Chattanooga Times Free Press.

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