Washington man sentenced in Alaska police crash

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by Your Alaska Link News Team

A 52-year-old man from Washington state has been sentenced in Alaska to eight years and three days in prison in a drunken-driving crash that injured an Anchorage police officer.

Gregory Fulling will serve eight years for a felony assault charge and three days for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Reports say Fulling was sentenced Monday in connection with the 2011 crash on the Glenn Highway.

Fulling, of Marysville, Washington, came to Alaska to study beluga whales for the Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority.

He was driving a rental car at the time of the collision with the patrol car driven by officer Randy Hughes, who sustained a crushed hip and foot and has since retired.

Fulling sustained fractures to his skull.