A Juneau man is in custody after allegedly leading officers on a brief high speed chase on Monday.
A blue Subaru was allegedly involved in a hit-and-run accident in the downtown area before 11 o’clock on Monday morning and then failed to stop at a stop sign at 12th Street and Glacier Avenue.
An officer in a cruiser signaled the driver to stop by turning on his lights and siren. But the driver headed to Egan Drive outbound at what was described as a high rate of speed. The officer broke off pursuit for safety concerns.
A few minutes later, the driver was spotted walking on Ridge Way near Twin Lakes and the Subaru was parked nearby.
Judah Aldrighette, 21, was arrested and charged with felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer and a misdemeanor charge of a duty of an operator following an accident. Aldrighette was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center to await arraignment scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.
Police say the investigation is continuing.
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