15 May 2013

"He tried to make a limp for it..."

This one's worthy of the Unalaska Police Blotter, but happened right here in Anchorage.

From the Anchorage Daily News:

An out-of-control sedan side-swiped an East Anchorage coffee hut Tuesday, injuring the barista inside, said police, who arrested the sedan's driver on suspicion of driving drunk.

The Nissan Altima hit a median and some large rocks on Bragaw Street -- going airborne twice -- and smashed into the side of the Arctic Grounds Coffee Company hut, witnesses said. The driver stumbled away, but officers arrested him about 100 yards from the wrecked car.

Anchorage Police Department officers examine a Nissan Altima after an allegedly drunk driver slammed into the Arctic Grounds Coffee Company hut in the parking lot of the Sweet Pink Pepper restaurant Tuesday afternoon, May 14, 2013 along Bragaw Street south of DeBarr Road.
Erik Hill — Anchorage Daily News
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Tony Newsom, a driver for Riggs Towing, said he watched the wreck from the intersection of DeBarr and Bragaw.

"He went airborne, took out the sign and then he shot across both northbound lanes and hit the rocks that separate the Pink Pepper from the church parking lot. He went airborne again and that's when he hit the coffee cart," Newsom said. "When I pulled up, he got out all wobbly. I was already on the phone with 911 when I pulled up."

"He tried to make a, I guess, a limp for it, when he heard the sirens. He wasn't moving very fast," Newsom said.

Read the whole story here.


Keads said...

Walk this way! No...wait.

Rev. Paul said...

"If I could walk that way, I wouldn't need the talcum powder!"

Oops, wrong joke. Heh.