FAIRBANKS (AP) A Fairbanks man was arrested Saturday after he collided with a motorcycle and tried to evade Alaska State Troopers, officers said.
Jeffrey Anderson, 54, was charged with felony leaving the scene of an injury accident, felony failure to stop at the direction of a police officer, felony assault, driving under the influence and refusal of a breath test.
Anderson was driving his 2003 Dodge pickup on the Parks Highway toward Fairbanks early Saturday night, troopers said.
Anderson had passed a tractor-trailer rig when he pulled back into the right lane and struck the back of a motorcycle, troopers said.
Michael Lamb, 47, of Fairbanks, was pushed on his motorcycle until it crashed. Troopers said the 1992 Harley Davidson was pushed ''a significant distance.''
Lamb was traveling with his wife, who was on a separate motorcycle, troopers said.
Anderson continued driving.
Troopers attempted to stop the pickup but Anderson drove around a trooper and continued on the highway.
The truck was blocked in a store parking lot by another trooper.
Lamb was admitted to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
Damage to the vehicles is estimated at $5,000.
Peninsula Clarion ©2014. All Rights Reserved.