- Associated Press - Monday, May 22, 2017

WASILLA, Alaska (AP) - An Anchorage man on probation for felony theft was arrested after a high-speed chase near Wasilla.

Troopers say 31-year-old Nicholas Randazzo drove more than 100 mph as he tried to elude an officer Sunday night.

Alaska Wildlife Troopers tried to stop a compact car near Mile 5 Knik-Goose Bay Road for suspected moving violations.

Troopers say the driver accelerated, ran red lights and passed cars in no-passing zones. The speed limit was 55 mph.

After 2.5 miles (4 kilometers), the driver failed to negotiate a turn, slid into a ditch and struck a utility box.

Troopers say the driver tried to run but was subdued with a stun gun.

Randazzo was held without bail at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility on suspicion of felony eluding, reckless driving and resisting arrest.



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