Driver suspected of hitting children faces assault charges

March 26, 2019

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — State prosecutors have filed felony assault charges against an Eagle River woman suspected of driving onto a sidewalk while intoxicated and striking two children on bicycles.

The Anchorage Daily News reports 60-year-old Vicie Zielinski also is charged with driving under the influence for the incident Sunday afternoon in Eagle River. Online court records do not list her attorney.

The boy and girl suffered broken bones and facial injuries.

Prosecutors say the children were riding on the sidewalk of the Old Glenn Highway, Eagle River’s main street, when Zielinski’s car struck them head-on.

The children were taken to Providence Alaska Medical Center, where Zielinski is employed as a nurse.

Prosecutors say Zielinski’s blood alcohol content registered at more than twice the legal limit.

A magistrate judge set bail at $10,000.


Information from: Anchorage Daily News, http://www.adn.com