Intoxicated man stole forklift to try and move crashed truck: police

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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.

 

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