20-Year-Old Soldotna Man Leads SPD Officers and Troopers on Small Chase
Monday, February 4th, just after 9:00pm, an officer with the Soldotna police attempted to stop a 1990 Chevrolet pickup for speeding as it was being driven southbound on the Sterling Highway from Riverside Drive.
Sgt. Duane Kant with the Soldotna Police told us that the driver failed to yield and continued driving southbound on the Sterling Highway at a high rate of speed.
An Alaska State Trooper deployed a spike strip near Mile 100 of the Sterling Highway, which deflated some of the tires on the pickup.
The pickup continued southbound on the highway for another mile and a half before traveling into a ditch, where the driver subsequently fled the vehicle on foot.
After a short foot pursuit, 20-year-old Jacob F. Graham of Soldotna was taken into custody and charged with failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer in the first degree, reckless driving, and disorderly conduct.
Graham was later served criminal citations for minor consuming alcohol and minor operating a vehicle after consuming alcohol.
Graham was taken to Wildwood Pretrial and held without bail. The pickup was impounded.