Driver arrested after hitting woman on Tudor Road
A 45-year-old man was arrested early Tuesday on charges including operating under the influence, after Anchorage police say his SUV struck and injured a woman in Midtown.
Word of the wreck, on Tudor Road near Elmore Road, first came in at about 1 a.m. according to police. The victim was taken to a hospital with serious injuries; investigating officers learned that she had been struck by a Ford Explorer headed west on Tudor.
“Officers with the Patrol Division noticed signs of the driver being under the influence and conducted a field sobriety test,” police wrote. “The driver was taken into custody, arrested and transported to jail.”
The arrested driver, Victor Washington, was held on an OUI charge, as well as counts of driving with a suspended license and driving without insurance.
Officers were still determining how fast Washington was traveling when he hit the woman, said police spokesman MJ Thim, as well as whether he was obeying the speed limit. Although it wasn't clear whether traffic on Tudor had a green light at Elmore, Thim said the pedestrian was not struck at the intersection.
"She wasn't in a crosswalk," Thim said.
Police closed Tudor’s westbound lanes near the crash site for about two hours after the collision.
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