A Delta Junction man was arrested Monday after crashing his vehicle along Phillips Field Road, then swiping a forklift to try and free his vehicle. His breath alcohol level was .230 — nearly three times the legal limit, according to a release from the Fairbanks Police Department.


Police have identified the subject as Aleksandr Glushko. The 21-year-old man is accused of driving his vehicle under the influence and running off the roadway. Police say Glushko then collided with property and high-centered his truck.


“The subject then walked to a nearby location and took a forklift without permission,” Fairbanks police say, adding that he then attempted to use the forklift to move his own vehicle from its stuck position.


Fairbanks police arrested Glushko on a felony DUI charge, vehicle theft and other misdemeanor charges, the release says. Glushko had two prior convictions for DUI, police say.