ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - An intoxicated driver was arrested late Sunday night after crashing into two vehicles and narrowly missing several others while driving on the wrong side of the highway, Alaska State Troopers say.
According to a dispatch posted online, 23-year-old Carly Dana Ferris was driving southbound on the Glenn Highway in a 2013 Jeep Patriot when she sideswiped a 2002 Ford Explorer. The Ford sustained about $4,000 in damage.
Troopers say Ferris failed to stop for the collision, and continued southbound for about two miles before she was spotted by troopers out on patrol at around 11:30 p.m.
“The Jeep was also traveling on a flat tire,” AST wrote in the dispatch.
As troopers were trying to get Ferris to stop, the Jeep rear-ended a trailer being towed by a Chevy Avalanche, causing about $2,500 in damage.
“The Jeep then crossed into the oncoming lane, nearly striking several additional vehicles, before returning to the median and stopping,” troopers said. “Ferros was arrested for DUI, reckless driving and hit & run.”
Ferris was taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and was held on $5,000 bail plus a court-approved third party custodian.