Anchorage Police officers responded to the intersection of Arctic Blvd. and W Dimond Blvd. regarding a bizarre hit-and-run collision on July 19.
A semi-truck was turning eastbound onto Dimond Blvd., from southbound Arctic, while pulling a 150-foot concrete beam. There were several pilot cars on scene assisting with blocking traffic so the semi could safely turn through the intersection. The girder was being taken south to the bridge project near Portage on the Seward Highway.
27-year-old Dillon T. Hickman was driving eastbound on Dimond Blvd. in a white 2001 Dodge pickup truck. He drove past a pilot car and struck the rear half of the beam as the beam was being pulled through the intersection. Hickman and his adult female passenger both fled the scene on foot. Witnesses provided APD Dispatch with Hickman’s physical description and the direction he ran.
A responding day shift patrol officer saw Hickman walking on C Street near W 76th Avenue. Upon contacting Hickman, the officer noticed signs of impairment.
After administering Standardized Field Sobriety Tests, the officer charged Hickman with operating under the influence. Hickman was taken to the Anchorage Jail for further processing; he provided a breath sample that showed his breath alcohol content was more than two and a half times the legal limit.
Hickman was charged with OUI and leaving the scene of an accident.
He was cited for no insurance, driving with a revoked license, and vehicle to be registered. Probation officers remanded Hickman for a probation violation.
Hickman’s passenger was not located. She is not currently suspected of committing any crimes.
The girder only suffered scrapes and was not considered to be materially damaged.