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Sarah Palin’s son, an Army veteran, checks into Alaska halfway house

Track Palin at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minn., September 3, 2008.

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By ASSOCIATED PRESS Published: December 5, 2018

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — The oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin checked in to an Anchorage halfway house Wednesday to begin a year in custody following his conviction for assaulting his father.

Track Palin initially was scheduled to enter the halfway house Oct. 31 after new assault allegations disqualified him from a veterans therapeutic court program.

But he won a delay after his lawyer said a bed at a treatment hospital for veterans became available.

Palin was arrested in September after a female acquaintance said he hit her in the head. Last year, he was arrested after attacking his father.

Palin also was accused of punching his then-girlfriend in 2016. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated. Other charges were dropped.

Palin served in the U.S. Army and is known to have been deployed to Iraq for a year. He served with the 25th Infantry Division’s 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team in 2008, according to news accounts.

Sarah Palin was the 2008 Republican vice presidential candidate.

Information from Tribune News Service was used in this report.

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