APD: Driver who hit officer was over legal limit
Friday, September 30, 2011
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Authorities say a Washington man charged in a wrong-way collision in Alaska that severely injured a police officer was driving with a blood-alcohol content of almost three times the legal limit.
Gregory Fulling of Marysville, Wash., sustained skull fractures in the Sept. 23 crash on the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage.
Anchorage police officer Randy Hughes sustained fractures in his pelvis, foot and ankle. The 41-year-old officer is being treated in Seattle at Harborview Medical Center, where he was in satisfactory condition Friday.
An arrest warrant has been issued for the 49-year-old Fulling. Authorities are waiting for medical clearance before taking him into custody on charges of assault and driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to a police complaint, Fulling's blood-alcohol content was .22. The legal limit is .08.