Anchorage police say the driver of a pickup truck that drove into the building at a Downtown gas station Friday morning was cited after the crash.
APD spokesperson Dani Myren says police received a call reporting that the vehicle -- later identified as a Ford F-150 pickup truck, with 21-year-old Robert Jackson at the wheel -- had driven through a plate-glass window at the Chevron station at 832 E. 6th Ave., just before 9:45 a.m.
According to another APD spokesperson, Jennifer Castro, no injuries were reported in the low-speed crash, which occurred when Jackson said he was stopping to ask for directions and struck the building at between 5 and 10 mph.
"As he was pulling in, (he said) that the brakes didn't work and he pulled into the store," Castro said.
Castro says Jackson was cited for not having a valid operator's license. He also told police the truck wasn't his.
"He claims it's his friend's vehicle," Castro said. "They might not be friends any more."
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