Alaska dad accused as truck carrying sons crashes

Posted: Sunday, July 18, 2010

FAIRBANKS - An Anchorage man was accused of drunken and reckless driving as well as assault and reckless endangerment after his truck with his two boys inside plowed into a car.

Police say 34-year-old Jay Hatch was driving a truck towing four motorcycles south of Healy and passed a line of vehicles that had slowed to allow a car to turn left into an RV park.

Officers say the truck hit the car, whose passenger was airlifted to the hospital with signs of head injury.

Court documents say the truck was doing at least 60 mph, and a chemical test showed Hatch's alcohol level at more than twice the limit.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner said Hatch's sons are 8 and 12, and they were not hurt. All were wearing seat belts.

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