Juneau, AK (KINY)-Alaska State Trooper pursues driver of stolen car Friday night in Juneau. JPD deploys spike strips to assist. Driver ultimately surrendered.
Friday at about 10:11 in the evening, an Alaska State Wildlife Trooper with the Juneau Post located a vehicle that had been reported stolen to the Juneau Police Department. The vehicle was described as a 1997 white Subaru station wagon.
The Trooper located the vehicle driving on Glacier Highway near Auke Lake and attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle. The vehicle failed to stop and fled on Egan Drive. A dispatch from the Alaska State Troopers says the pursuit speeds reached 100mph.
JPD Deputy Chief David Campbell explains JPD's role in the pursuit. He says a JPD officer deployed stop sticks in the area of Norway Point. Campbell says no JPD officer was involved in the actual pursuit.
The vehicle ultimately came to a stop on Fish Creek Road where the driver and passenger surrendered. The pursuit lasted approximately 20 minutes and covered a distance of approximately 20 miles.
The driver was identified as Shaun Williams, age 49 of Juneau. The Trooper involved placed Williams under arrest for Felony Eluding, Vehicle Theft In The 1st Degree, and Reckless Endangerment. The investigation also revealed that Williams had an outstanding $1,000 Juneau AST warrant for his arrest for Assault 4th Degree. He was transported to Lemon Creek Correctional Center where he was held without bail. The passenger was interviewed and later released.