Intoxicated man stole forklift to try and move crashed truck: police
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed.
Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. Monday, Aleksandr Glushko of Delta Junction drove off a road in a pickup and crashed into pipe stacked in a company yard.
The pickup was left straddling pipe.
Police say Glushko then walked to George Horner Ice Park, stole a forklift and drove off with it.
An Alaska Railroad worker spotted the forklift driving by the crash site. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports police were at the scene when Glushko looped back.
Glushko has been charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol.
He remained jailed Tuesday. A message seeking comment from the Public Defender Agency wasn’t immediately returned.