by Channel 2 News staff
Sunday, April 4, 2010
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- Police say the driver of a pickup truck that collided with a horse-drawn carriage Saturday night is facing DUI charges.
According to the Anchorage Police Department, 25-year-old Anchorage resident Shannon Haggitt is also charged with assault in the fourth degree and criminal mischief in the third degree.
The accident happened about 8 p.m. downtown near the Glacier Brewhouse. Police say it all started when a white pickup driven by Haggitt rear-ended a Volkswagen sedan that was pulling out of the Westmark Hotel parking lot onto 5th Avenue.
The driver of the sedan got out of the car and approached the truck when police say Haggitt accelerated again, colliding with a horse-drawn carriage which crashed against the wall of a building.