A 20-year-old Juneau man is behind bars after allegedly leading police on an early morning chase Sunday.
Keith Hanson is charged with driving under the influence, failure to stop, and driving without a valid license.
According to a JPD press release, police responded to a report of a vehicle fire near Douglas Harbor at about 3:30 Sunday morning. At about the same time there was another report of a single vehicle collision with a utility pole at the corner of St. Ann’s and Savikko Park Road. A witness told police that a van sped away from the area. Officers located the van and tried to pull it over. It eventually came to stop at the Channel View Apartments, where Hanson allegedly got out and tried to run.
Hanson was booked at Lemon Creek Correctional Center on 10-thousand dollars bail. Investigation into the vehicle arson and utility pole accident are ongoing.
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