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Anchorage man arrested after collision that sent pedestrian to the hospital

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Published: Jul. 14, 2021 at 1:15 PM AKDT|Updated: Jul. 15, 2021 at 1:22 PM AKDT
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - An Anchorage man has been arrested in connection with a collision in East Anchorage on Wednesday that sent a woman to the hospital and resulted in the death of her dog.

The Anchorage Police Department alleged in the Thursday release that 40-year-old Elton Lone-Eagle was driving under the influence when he ran a red light and struck a woman who was walking her dog at the intersection of Debarr Road and Beaver Place on Wednesday. The woman was walking northbound on Beaver Place, the release states.

Police were called to the intersection around noon. Lone-Eagle was the only occupant of the vehicle, and police wrote that he appeared impaired when officers contacted him.

Officers wrote in the press release that he was “uncooperative” and didn’t comply with instructions. Lone-Eagle was taken to the Anchorage Jail and a search warrant was obtained to draw a blood sample.

The woman was taken to a hospital for non-life threatening injuries, according to the release. Her dog was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision.

The westbound lanes of Debarr Road were closed temporarily on Wednesday while officers processed the scene, but were reopened by 3:15 p.m.

Lone-Eagle faces charges of driving under the influence, refusing a chemical test and first-degree assault, according to the release. According to online court records, he is scheduled to be arraigned in the Anchorage Jail Courtroom this afternoon.

Editor’s note: This article has been updated with additional information.

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