Anchorage SUV rollover ends in OUI arrest
A driver who was trapped in a sport-utility vehicle following a rollover crash early Thursday has been charged with operating under the influence, Anchorage police said.
Police responded at about 5:45 a.m. to the crash that resulted in the arrest of 22-year-old Amy McVitte, at Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue’s intersection with Elmore Road, according to spokesman MJ Thim. Nearby roads were briefly closed after officers found a 2001 Honda CRV upside-down.
“Medics from the Anchorage Fire Department arrived and extricated (McVitte),” Thim wrote. “She had minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Officers then interviewed the driver and believed she was driving under the influence of alcohol.”
Officers conducted field sobriety tests on McVitte, which Thim said she failed. When she was taken to the Anchorage Jail, she provided a breath sample with an alcohol content of 0.120 – half again Alaska’s legal limit for driving of 0.08.