ANCHORAGE, Alaska — An Anchorage police officer badly injured in a collision on the Glenn Highway last month returned home Saturday evening. Officer Randy Hughes was greeted by family, friends and his fellow officers at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport.
Hughes had been in Seattle seeking medical treatment after police say he was struck head-on by a drunk driver.
"It's good to have him back, he's a very good officer," said APD Deputy Chief Steve Hebbe.
The crash happened on Sept. 23. Officials say Gregory Fulling, 49, of Marysville, Wash., struck Hughes' patrol vehicle at about 2 a.m. on the Glenn Highway. Hughes suffered multiple fractures, according to APD.
"The injuries were bad but he appears to be doing quite well, he's headed home right now from the airport," Hebbe said.
An arrest warrant was issued for Fulling, but he has not been charged because he is still recovering from his injuries at an Anchorage hospital.