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peninsulaclarion.com - Fairbanks man faces numerous charges in weekend rampage 10/22/01

Posted: Monday, October 22, 2001

Fairbanks man faces numerous charges in weekend rampage FAIRBANKS (AP) -- A Fairbanks man is accused of ramming seven vehicles during a drunken rampage in a stolen pickup truck.

Daniel Horace, 20, is in custody facing numerous charges from the Saturday night spree. The charges are seven counts of leaving the scene of a motor vehicle accident and two counts of third-degree assault as well as drunken driving, refusal to submit to a breath-alcohol test and driving with a suspended license.

Fairbanks police said they began receiving calls about the stolen truck shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday when it was seen in a south section of town.

''Witnesses were saying that someone driving a pickup was ramming or running it into other vehicles that were parked in that area,'' Sgt. Ron Bowers told the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. ''We dispatched all our officers to that area.''

The truck and its driver were still there when police arrived.

''He was driving in the area with his lights off,'' Bowers said. ''He was driving recklessly, striking other cars that were parked.''

A short police pursuit followed.

''The entire time we were trying to stop him he was driving very recklessly,'' Bowers said. ''No headlights on, just completely out of control.''

Police caught up with the truck when it crashed into a small sedan. Horace reportedly had slight cuts to his hand, likely from the broken glass.

The two occupants of the sedan were unhurt although the car was totaled.

The extent of the damage to the six parked vehicles that were hit has not been determined, Bowers said.

Police do not know know whether the vehicles were intentionally rammed or not, Bowers said.

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