On Tuesday an out of control sedan crashed into an East Anchorage coffee hut injuring a woman who was working inside. The Nissan Altima is said to have hit a median on Bragaw Street before going airborne twice and smashing into the side of the Arctic Grounds Coffee Company hut. The driver who stumbled away was identified as Patrick Michael Osbon.
Police officers were called to the coffee stand at 1:19 p.m. where witnesses were able to identify Osbon.. A brief chase on foot took place before Patrick Osbon was apprehended about 100 yards from the scene of the crash. A spokesperson for the Anchorage police said that Osbon blew more than four-and-a-half times the state’s 0.08 legal limit for blood alcohol content. A passenger in the car, Jeff Satterfield, said that there were between eight and twelve shot-sized bottles of liquor in the car.
Medics evaluated the woman at the scene and a friend drove her to a local hospital for treatment. Luckily it is being reported that she only suffered minor injuries that were likely caused when items inside the hut fell and hit her.
Patrick Osbon has been charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, third-degree assault, and felony criminal mischief. His arraignment is expected to be this afternoon.