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Ketchikan driver arrested after crash


April 10, 2013
Wednesday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A 39-year-old Ketchikan driver has been charged with assault after a traffic crash on North Tongass highway Monday night.

Alaska State Troopers responded Monday night to a report of a two vehicle injury accident near the intersection of View Court and North Tongass highway. Troopers say Edyta Kolasa was behind the wheel of a pickup that crossed the centerline and crashed into a sport utility vehicle driven by 20-year-old Jacob Trumble.

Investigation by the Trooopers revealed that the 2008 Silver Toyota Tundra driven by Kolasa of Ketchikan, was headed northbound on the North Tongass Highway when it crossed the centerline and collided with a 2001 Ford Expedition driven by Trumble of Ketchikan. Both drivers were injured and transported to Peace Health Ketchikan Medical Center where they were later released for minor injuries. Both vehicles were a total loss. Troopers reported both drivers were wearing their safety belts.

Troopers say further investigation revealed that Kolasa was intoxicated by alcohol. Kolasa was arrested for Assault in the 3rd Degree, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, and refusal to take a breath test and was lodged in Ketchikan Correctional Center with No Bail.


Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews

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