Alcohol suspected in rollover accident

Posted: Sunday, April 06, 2008

JUNEAU - Alcohol is a possible factor in a Thursday evening rollover accident on South Franklin Street that sent a 22-year-old man to Bartlett Regional Hospital with head injuries, police said.

Shortly before 6:40 p.m. a 2002 Audi sustained extensive damage when the driver lost control of the car, slid into a roadside ditch and hit an embankment, police said.

Capital City Fire and Rescue treated the driver at the scene before taking him to the hospital.

Witnesses told police the driver, whose name was not released pending charges, was traveling at high speed.

Because the suspected drunken driver was treated at the hospital, police must obtain a search warrant for the driver's medical records to determine what, if any, intoxicants contributed to the accident.

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