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Subject: MVC- DUIDate: 05-21-2014 04:32:26
From: Sgt. Chris GiffordCase or Incident: #140520-011
Summary:
On 05-20-2014 at 11:30 PM, a caller reported being involved in a traffic collision at the intersection of Loop Road and Egan Drive. Juneau Police responded and found two vehicles which had been involved in a crash, a 1998 GMC Suburban and a 2003 Dodge pickup. The investigation revealed the driver of the Dodge, who was turning left from Egan Drive inbound to Loop Road, did so on a red arrow. The GMC, traveling on Egan Drive outbound through the intersection on a green light, struck the Dodge. Damage to both vehicles was estimated at $7500.

The driver of the Dodge, 50 year old Louise Hope Smith, failed field sobriety testing at the scene and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence. She later provided a breath sample resulting in a breath alcohol concentration of .178%. She was lodged at the Lemon Creek Correctional Center on $1,500 bail, and her vehicle was impounded.

The Suburban was privately towed. There were no injuries.
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