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A 22-year-old Juneau man was arrested on one felony and two misdemeanor charges after a car police say he was driving left the North Douglas Highway Sunday morning and plowed into the woods, injuring one of his five passengers.
JPD arrests Juneau man after accident 032811 LOCAL 9 JUNEAU EMPIRE A 22-year-old Juneau man was arrested on one felony and two misdemeanor charges after a car police say he was driving left the North Douglas Highway Sunday morning and plowed into the woods, injuring one of his five passengers.
Monday, March 28, 2011

Story last updated at 3/28/2011 - 12:39 am

JPD arrests Juneau man after accident

A 22-year-old Juneau man was arrested on one felony and two misdemeanor charges after a car police say he was driving left the North Douglas Highway Sunday morning and plowed into the woods, injuring one of his five passengers.

Police responded to a report of a vehicle accident at 8:40 a.m. and found a 1994 Honda Accord with severe body and undercarriage damage several feet off the roadway at the end of the highway. Passengers said the car was driven by Thomas Bell. A Capital City Fire and Rescue crew evaluated the one injured passenger, whose injuries were not life-threatening. They did not transport the passenger to the hospital.

Police say the unlicensed driver appeared to be traveling outbound at a high rate of speed when he ran out of roadway. The vehicle struck a snow bank and landed several feet into the woods.

Bell was arrested for misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, felony assault and driving without a license, also a misdemeanor. He was lodged at Lemon Creek Correctional Center and held without bail.