Man charged for striking worker in construction zone
A Talkeetna man is facing charges after troopers say he hit a flagger in a construction zone on the Parks Highway.
Friday afternoon around 2:45, Alaska State Troopers were called to mile 100 of the Parks Highway in Talkeetna where they say a flagger had been struck by a man in a pickup truck.
Troopers say 58-year-old John Stefanski, of Talkeetna, drove his black GMC pickup passed a stopped semi-truck in a work zone.
Two flaggers attempted to stop Stefanski, and one was struck by the pickup at a low speed. The flagger was not injured.
The second flagger told troopers he was in fear of also being struck by the pickup.
Two hours later, troopers initiated a traffic stop on Stefanski on the Spur in Talkeetna.
He was arrested and charged with two counts of third-degree assault.
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