Wasilla man leads troopers on 100-mph chase
A 34-year-old Wasilla man was arrested after he led troopers on a 100-mph chase through a traffic safety corridor along the Parks Highway in the Mat-Su Valley, authorities say.
Thursday around 10 p.m., Alaska State Troopers investigated a “suspicious vehicle” at mile 52 of the highway, according to an online dispatch.
The driver of a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am, later identified as Christopher Hegener, refused to identify himself and sped away from troopers.
Troopers tailed Hegener northbound on the highway at speeds over 100 mph in the traffic safety corridor, the dispatch says. They were eventually able to arrest the 34-year-old for failure to stop at the direction of an officer, driving with a revoked license, reckless driving and driving in violation of a limitation. The dispatch did not say how the man was apprehended.
Hegener was remanded to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and held on $7,000 cash bail.