Drunken Alaska man dragged by truck, found missing his pants


Blowing snow causes difficult driving on E-470 east of Denver. Photo: Daryl Orr. Feb. 25, 2013

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TOGIAK, Alaska — An Alaska man was dragged nearly two miles through the snow this week after his shirt snagged on the ball hitch of a pickup truck as it drove away.

Rodney Gosuk, 38, was allegedly found drunk, sleeping in the back seat of a woman’s truck near the tiny town of Togiak, the Anchorage Daily News reported. The woman and another person lifted him out of the truck and the woman proceeded to leave, the paper said.

But Gosuk grabbed at the back of the truck, accidentally tangling his shirt in the trailer hitch, police said. He was found 1.7 miles away, having been dragged over ice, snow and gravel before tearing free.

Gosuk was reportedly found in the road without his pants, shirt, or jacket. It was not clear whether he lost his clothing while being dragged, or if he was missing his pants and jacket the entire time.

The man was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises. He was expected to recover, the paper said.

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