Police in Fairbanks, Alaska, say a 21-year-old man drove a stolen forklift more than 3 miles while intoxicated to retrieve a truck he had crashed.

Police Lt. Matt Soden says just before 6 a.m. one frosty Monday, Mr. Aleksandr Glushko of Delta Junction slid off a road in a pickup and crashed into pipe stacked in a company yard.

The pickup was left straddling pipe.

Police say Glushko then walked to George Horner Ice Park, stole a forklift and drove off with it.

An Alaska Railroad worker spotted the forklift driving by the crash site. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports that  police were waiting at the scene when Glushko looped back.

Glushko has been charged with felony driving under the influence of alcohol.

He remained jailed the following Tuesday. A message seeking comment from the Public Defender Agency wasn’t immediately returned.

Source: Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com