Police: Man crashed truck, stole forklift while intoxicated

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he crashed.

Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. Monday, Aleksandr Glushko of Delta Junction drove off a road in a pickup and crashed into pipe stacked in a company yard.

The pickup was left straddling pipe.

Police say Glushko then walked to George Horner Ice Park, stole a forklift and drove off with it.

An Alaska Railroad worker spotted the forklift driving by the crash site.

Reports say police were at the scene when Glushko looped back.

Glushko has been charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol.

He remained jailed Tuesday.

A message seeking comment from the Public Defender Agency wasn’t immediately returned.

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