Man charged in 'impaired' pedestrian collision
A pedestrian was struck by an impaired driver overnight, leaving the pedestrian hospitalized and the driver behind bars, according to Anchorage Police.
APD was called to A Street and East Northern Lights Boulevard around 3:15 Thursday morning on reports of a pedestrian struck.
MJ Thim, an APD spokesperson, says investigators determined a 2005 Dodge Stratus driven by 29-year-old James Combs-Franklin struck an adult male pedestrian.
The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was taken to the hospital with injuries described as not life-threatening.
Thim says Franklin showed signs of impairment and failed a field sobriety test. He was taken into custody, arrested and charged with second-degree assault and operating under the influence.
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