Sarah Palin’s son released on house arrest

Track Palin, 28, was arrested earlier this month for allegedly assaulting his father, Todd Palin.  The oldest son of former Alaska governor and Vice-Presidential Candidate, Sarah Palin, was released on $5,000 bail.  As a condition of his release, Track is required to remain under 24-hour supervision through a GPS device worn on his ankle.  The ankle monitor is being supervised by Alaska Pretrial Services. He will also have to submit to alcohol breath tests that use facial recognition as a condition of his release on assault charges.  Track has been banned from Sarah Palin’s home where the alleged assault occurred.  Sarah called the police after Track hit his father in the head causing him to bleed according to court documents.  Track has a history of abusing alcohol and prescription pills.  He was arrested for felony first-degree burglary and misdemeanor fourth-degree assault.  The Palmer District Court Judge assigned to his case is asking that he seek a mental health evaluation.

Sarah and other members of the Palin family believe that Track suffers from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  He is a veteran of the Iraq war.  Track had previously been arrested for domestic violence against his then girlfriend.  In January 2016, Track was arrested after he allegedly punched his girlfriend in the face and threatened to shoot himself.  He eventually plead guilty to misconduct involving weapons while being under the influence.  As part of his plea agreement, Track agreed to undergo alcohol abuse treatment and deal with his PTSD.  Shortly after the incident, his then girlfriend, found out she was pregnant with their son, Charlie (now 15 months).  Track has a daughter with ex-wife Britta Hanson.

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