Drunk driver rams truck into Alaska governor’s mansion

Additional charges are pending

(CNN) – A drunk driver rammed the garage door of the Alaska governor’s mansion in Juneau Thursday night.

His truck was later found lodged in a construction fence near the front steps of the state capitol.

A woman called police to report that a Ford truck was stuck in a temporary fence at the capitol, where a renovation effort is under way.

Officers say they arrived and found the driver, 49-year-old Alexander Oliphant of Juneau, still on scene.

According to a Juneau police spokesperson, Oliphant volunteered that he also struck the governor’s mansion with his truck.

Oliphant was taken to jail, accused of driving while intoxicated and refusing to take a breath test.

The mansion’s garage door was caved in.

The governor’s spokesperson would not comment on details of the incident, except to say the governor was unhurt and showed up to work as usual.

The investigation is continuing and additional charges are pending, according to police.

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