115 mph Wasilla chase ends with arrest on federal warrant
Alaska State Troopers had to spin out an Anchorage man’s vehicle Monday evening to end a high-speed chase in Wasilla.
According to an online dispatch, 37-year-old Nathan Michael Klinger was known to have outstanding federal no-bail warrants for being a felon in possession of firearms and distribution of controlled substances. Troopers also believed he was armed.
Troopers tried to stop Klinger’s 2019 Kia Optima at about 7 p.m. Monday as he was leaving the Mat-Su Regional Medical Center.
Although Klinger initially stopped, he then pulled away from troopers, leading them and Wasilla police on a 14-minute chase through Wasilla and up Knik-Goose Bay Road at speeds that exceeded 115 mph, the dispatch states.
“He eventually drove into a more rural neighborhood and was stopped by AST by use of the Precision Immobilization Technique (PIT),” troopers wrote.
After the vehicle stopped, troopers said Klinger tried to run, but was taken into custody after a short foot chase.
Klinger was remanded on his federal warrants and will be charged with state felonies linked to the chase, according to the dispatch.
“Investigation continues and additional charges are expected,” troopers wrote.
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