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Three Injured in Denali National Park DUI Accident

Jonathan Hernandez7 months ago

Three people were injured in a suspected drunk driving accident in Denali National Park.

Details about the DUI Accident at Denali National Park

The Alaska Dispatch News is reporting that three seasonal employees at the park were injured in a rollover accident that happened near Savage Creek on the Denali Park Road on Wednesday evening, according to an official from the park.

A spokesperson from the park has stated that the vehicle had four occupants when it crashed. Three of the passengers suffered from injuries, and the driver that walked away without any injuries has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. Two of the passengers were flown from the Denali airstrip to Providence Alaska Medical Center in Anchorage. The third passenger who was injured refused medical care at the scene of the accident.

All four of the people in the vehicle are seasonal employees at a lodge just outside the park. Two employees who witnessed the accident called it in to the police.

Important Information about Driving Under the Influence

According to Mothers against Drunk Driving, there are dozens of wrongful deaths of people involved in drunk driving accidents every year in the state of Alaska:

  • In 2013, there were 22 fatalities of people involved in drunk driving accidents.
  • In 2009, Alaska enacted its ignition interlock law for all convicted drunk drivers.
  • Since enacting the ignition interlock law, Alaska has observed a 28 percent decrease in the number of drunk driving fatalities.

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