A Pilot Station man has been charged with assault, after Alaska State Troopers say he struck another man with an all-terrain vehicle and broke his leg early Thursday morning.
According to a Friday AST dispatch, troopers at the St. Mary’s post were informed of the incident, in which 23-year-old Corey Myers was injured, at about 8:20 a.m. Thursday.
“Investigation of the report found that Malcolm Heckman, age 27, of Pilot Station struck (Myers) while driving an ATV at approximately (2:15 a.m.),” troopers wrote. “(Myers) suffered a broken leg and several abrasions.”
In an email to Channel 2, AST spokesperson Beth Ipsen says both speed and alcohol were factors in the crash.
"Heckman was driving down the road, Myers was walking on the side of the road, Heckman hit Myers with the ATV, broke the guy's leg and Heckman took off on the four-wheeler," Ipsen wrote. "Heckman was driving way too fast and was reportedly impaired by alcohol."
According to Ipsen, no DUI charges were filed against Heckman due to the delay between the time of the incident and the time of Heckman's arrest.
Heckman was arrested on a charge of first-degree assault, and is being held at the Yukon-Kuskokwim Correctional Center in Bethel.
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