Sarah Palin’s son, Track Palin, had a blood alcohol level of 0.189 when he held an AR-15 assault rifle to the side of his head and yelled, “Do you think I won’t do it?” Court documents filed on Tuesday describe that the girlfriend of Sarah Palin’s oldest son showed bruising and swelling around her left eye, and that her right knee was injured after the 26-year-old had kicked her. Track is a returning veteran who appears to be fighting his own personal battle while mom is busy fighting for others.
The day charges were filed against Sarah Palin’s son Track was also the day that his mother, the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and conservative leader, endorsed Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump, reports CBS News on January 19.
“Palin enlisted in the Army on the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and spent a year deployed in Iraq. When his mother was the GOP vice-presidential candidate in 2008, she spoke at her son’s deployment ceremony in Fairbanks, one of the few trips back to Alaska while on the campaign trail that fall.”
According to a three-page affidavit, police were called to the Palin residence in Wasilla, Alaska, on Monday around 10 p.m. When officers arrived, Track Palin was walking outside of the home and was talking on a phone. “Palin had an injury to his right eye and surrounding area, smelled strongly of alcohol and acted with escalating hostility,” prompting Police Officer Andrew Kappler Kappler to put the 26-year-old into handcuffs.
Track Palin’s girlfriend of one year was found hiding under a bed. The crying girl told officers that Track hit her with his fist on the left side of her head near her eye during an argument. Since she didn’t know what else to do, she crawled into a fetal position to protect herself but that Track then kicked her in the knee. After getting away from Track, the 22-year-old woman ran to get her phone and called 911. When she encountered Track again, he was holding the AR-15 to his head threatening to kill himself.
According to a three-page affidavit, Track’s girlfriend “was concerned that he would shoot himself and ran outside and around the house. She didn’t see where Palin went, so she went inside and up the stairs, where she hid under a bed.”
Sarah Palin’s son Track was arrested by police on Monday night and was being charged on Tuesday with “three misdemeanor counts for assault, misconduct with a weapon — in this case for allegedly possessing the gun while intoxicated — and interfering with a report of domestic violence.”
Track, who is the oldest of Sarah Palin’s five children, isn’t getting a lot of attention from his mother on her Facebook page or on her Twitter page. However, the Twitter page that is covering the Sarah Palin Son Arrested new headlines is raising the question whether the former governor’s endorsement of Donald Trump is a diversion to the Palin family troubles:
“Sarah Palin‘s Son Arrested For Domestic Violence http://ln.is/huffingtonpost.com/0l6bt … via @HuffPostPol So was the endorsement a diversionary tactic?”
“And to add to debacle, news outlets report her son was threatening to commit suicide with the AK – 47 they keep… http://fb.me/4cZ8I1iAG “
“Sarah Palin: Your daughter get pregnant. Again. Your son got arrested. Again. Time to sideline the ‘values’ sideshow.”
The arrest of Sarah Palin’s son is not the first troubling encounter with the law. In 2014, Track and other members of the Palin family were involved in a brawl at a party in Anchorage. Back then, no one wanted to press charges about the Palin melee, but Track ended up with blood around his mouth and his hands and was belligerent until his mother told him to talk to police.
While Sarah Palin’s son was arrested and jailed for domestic violence and being drunk, his mother was busy endorsing Donald Trump. John Tiemessen, the Palin family lawyer, didn’t provide many details and didn’t know whether Track had entered a plea yet. However, he said that Sarah Palin’s son “receives the help that he and many of our returning veterans need.”