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Intoxicated Driver Charged After Crashing 150-foot Girder in Alaska

Girder (Source: Concrete Products)

After smashing his automobile into a 150-foot concrete girder in Midtown Anchorage on Wednesday morning, a man was taken into custody and charged with operating while intoxicated.

A man was charged with OUI after he drove his truck into a 150-foot concrete girder in Midtown Anchorage Wednesday, July 19, 2023. (Source: Alaska Public Media)

From the Police Reports

Just after nine in the morning, according to Anchorage police, Dillon Hickman, 27 years old, crashed his Dodge pickup truck into a girder at the junction of Arctic Boulevard and Dimond Boulevard last Wednesdaywhile he was intoxicated. The girder-carrying semi-truck was going east on Dimond while being closely followed by several pilot vehicles.

According to the police, Hickman walked away from the scene.  According to Justin Shelby, a spokesman for the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, the girder was on its way down the Seward Highway to be used for a bridge across Portage Creek. The girder was scratched but, according to Shelby, “not compromised in any way by the collision.”

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