A minute before Sunday, an intoxicated man was backing off a driveway and onto the Palmer-Wasilla Highway, according to Alaska State Troopers.
Troopers report that the blue Ford sedan driven by 51-year-old Jimmie Frank did not yield and collided with a Range Rover driven by 47-year-old Lisa Stratton.
“Both drivers reported wearing seatbelts, and the vehicles were towed from the scene with heavy damage,” a trooper wrote in a dispatch.
Stratton suffered minor injuries, but Frank had to be extricated from his vehicle by Mat-Su Borough EMS.
An ambulance took Frank was to the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center for treatment, and upon discharge Frank was charged with DUI and third-degree assault.
The crash caused a 30-minute shutdown of the highway amid an already high level of traffic due to the Alaska State Fair.
Troopers and the Anchorage Police Department have increased monitoring efforts during the fair.