A Juneau man is in stable condition in a Seattle hospital, and a Juneau woman was arrested on charges of driving under the influence after the man was found unconscious in the road, according to police.
Authorities responded to a report that the 26-year-old man, who police did not identify, was found lying in the outbound turn lane of Egan Drive at what’s commonly called the “McNugget” intersection at about 1:33 a.m. on Saturday, Juneau Police Department said in a news release. The intersection is near both McDonald’s and the Nugget Mall. Both police and Capital City Fire/ Rescue responded to the scene and found the man unconscious.
The man showed signs of serious injury and was identified by an ID card he was carrying, according to police. The man was taken to Bartlett Regional Hospital and was later medevaced to Harborview Medical Center because of the seriousness of his injuries.
After an investigation, police officers were able to determine that the injured man had been a passenger in a pickup truck driven by a 22-year-old Juneau resident, who police identified as Honuor Miller-Austin.There had been an argument in the vehicle, according to police, and the man exited the truck while it was still moving. According to police, the man suffered his injuries while exiting the pickup truck.
In an email, Lt. Krag Campbell said it is unknown how fast the vehicle was traveling, but it’s believed the speed was “low.” He said it is believed alcohol was a factor in the incident.
The driver did not stop after the man exited the vehicle, according to police, and a passing motorist later saw the injured man in the roadway, stopped and called police.
Miller-Austin was arrested on charges of driving under the influence and taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center, according to police.
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