Fairbanks pedestrian struck, injured by car

Oct 29, 2013 -- 8:15am
- FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - Fairbanks police say a 55-year-old pedestrian was struck by a car and seriously injured in a weekend crash. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the woman at about 3:30 a.m. Sunday was crossing the Old Steese Highway when she was struck by a slow-moving car. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was flown out of Fairbanks for medical treatment. Fairbanks police were nearby for the closing of a bar. Police say the 58-year-old car female driver was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and felony assault. Officer Rick Sweet says the driver failed a field sobriety test and refused a breath-alcohol test. However, the driver by Monday had not been charged and was released from Fairbanks Correctional Center.

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