Man arrested after 100-mph Seward Highway chase
A Chugiak man was arrested Tuesday night, after Alaska State Troopers say he led them on a high-speed Seward Highway chase through Seward in a stolen vehicle.
Chase William Mejia McMichael, 19, was charged with felony eluding, vehicle theft, DUI and third-degree assault on a police officer, troopers said in an online dispatch. Troopers had tried to stop the Dodge Durango McMichael was driving near Mile 94 of the highway at about 7:20 p.m., after it was clocked at 111 mph in a 65 mph speed zone.
“The Durango failed to yield and continued traveling south on the Seward Highway at speeds in excess of 100 mph,” troopers wrote. “During the pursuit, the vehicle was identified as having been stolen from the Eagle River Alaska Club at approximately [6 p.m.]. The Durango continued south on the Seward Highway, through Seward, and out on to Lowell Point Road.”
Troopers found the Durango abandoned at the Lowell Point State Recreation area, where Lowell was found hiding in nearby woods.
Court records show McMichael also wanted on a warrant on an August vehicle-theft charge in Anchorage. Troopers took McMichael to the Anchorage Jail, where he was held on that warrant as well as his new charges.
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