- Associated Press - Sunday, April 19, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage man was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence after a crash that left a motorcycle driver in critical condition.

Anchorage police say 44-year-old Franklin Townsend failed field sobriety tests after the crash at DeBarr Road and Edward Street.

Police say a 47-year-old man on a motorcycle was traveling west on DeBarr and stopped for a red light at 8:30 p.m. Saturday when a sedan approached from behind.

Police say the sedan slammed into the motorcycle and continued another 50 feet through the intersection.

The motorcycle driver was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.

Police say Townsend at the Anchorage Jail refused a breath test.

Online court records indicated formal charges were pending. Townsend remained jailed Sunday morning.

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