- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 5, 2014

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Alaska State Troopers say a 17-year-old Palmer boy was arrested after leading officers on a 63-mile chase on the Parks Highway.

The pursuit began when troopers tried to stop the teenager for erratic driving, speeding and failure to dim headlights around Mile 36 near Trunk Road south of Wasilla.

Troopers say the teen sped off, driving recklessly. Troopers say that during the chase, officers learned the teen’s vehicle - a 1997 Toyota RAV4 - had been reported stolen in Palmer a few minutes before the attempted traffic stop.

Troopers say the teen drove through Wasilla and the chase ended with the teen crashing near Mile 99.

The teen was charged with vehicle theft, reckless driving, felony eluding and driving without a license. His name was not released.

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