Track Palin released on Bail after Assault Charges

Track Palin, 28, was arrested after allegedly assaulting his father, Todd Palin.  According to police reports, former Alaska governor and Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Sarah Palin, called the police when Track hit his father in the head after an argument over a truck.  Track was charged with felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.  The domestic violence incident occurred on December 16 after Track is believed to have arrived at the Palin family home under the influence of alcohol and prescription drugs.  According to court documents, Track broke a window before assaulting his father.  Track posted $5,000 bail at his December 20 court appearance at the Palmer District Court.  The judge made the release conditional on his being monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with a GPS ankle monitor.  He may only leave his house to go to work and attend medical appointments.  The judge also required that Track abstain from alcohol and prescription drugs unless for their prescribed purposes.  He is required to blow into a breathalyzer with facial recognition at least 6 times a day.

While members of the family still want to see the oldest Palin son, many have obtained restraining orders including his ex-wife Britta Hanson who has full custody of their 6-year-old daughter.  When the incident occurred, Track was serving a two-year probation for domestic violence charges.  The incident occurred in January 2016 against his then girlfriend and mother of his 15-month-old son, Charlie.  Many believe that Track has a substance abuse problem and suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  Track is a veteran of the Iraq War.  He has sought counseling and treatment for alcohol abuse after his previous arrest.


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