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Location: Seward
Type: DUI, Refusal

Dispatch Text:

On September 3, 2018 at approximately 0757 hours, the Alaska State Troopers received a report of a vehicle crash with a power pole near the intersection of Nash Road and the Seward Highway.  Investigation revealed Amy Melnik-Bidnyy, 38 YOA of Seward, was operating a blue 2014 Ford Flex southbound on Salmon Creek Road at approximately 50 to 60 mph.  Amy failed to stop at the stop sign and crossed Nash Road.  As the vehicle crossed Nash Road, the vehicle went airborne and struck a power pole causing disabling damage to the vehicle and major damage to the power pole.  Seward Public Utilities was contacted and responded to assist with the damaged power pole and hanging lines.  Further investigation revealed Melnik-Bidnyy was impaired by alcohol. Melnik-Bidnyy was arrested for DUI and transported to the Seward Jail where she was remanded. At the jail Melnik-Bidnyy failed to supply a breath sample and was additionally charged with Refusal.

Posted on 9/6/2018 11:28:28 PM by DPS\mazweifel

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