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Subject: Motor Vehicle CrashDate: 11-08-2017 06:58:30
From: Sergeant Sterling SalisburyCase or Incident: #171108-007
Summary:On November 8th, 2017, at approximately 3:18PM, the Juneau Police Department received several reports of a motor vehicle crash near Fred Meyer in a ditch.

Police and CCFR responded to the area and located a white 2010 Ford Taurus disabled in the ditch. Police contacted the driver of the vehicle, 26 year old Christopher King and a 25 year old male passenger.

The investigation showed that the Ford Taurus was driving Egan outbound near Fred Meyer at a high rate of speed, when it attempted to miss a vehicle turning left from Egan inbound and drove into the ditch. The Ford Taurus sustained approximately $10,000 in damages from the crash.

Both occupants declined medical attention on scene from CCFR.

King was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, a class A Misdemeanor and Reckless Endangerment, a class A Misdemeanor. King later provided a breath sample to determine his level of intoxication. King's breath alcohol concentration was .161; which is twice the legal limit for operating a vehicle.
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