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Welfare Check Leads to High Speed Chase


August 25, 2016
Thursday PM

(SitNews) Ketchikan, Alaska - A welfare check Tuesday morning led to a high speed chase with speeds reaching 85 miles per hour before coming to a dead end on North Tongass Highway.

Alaska State Troopers in Ketchikan received a report Tuesday at approximately 9:35 AM that an 18 year old woman was "distraught and wanted to harm herself". According to the information released by the Alaska State Troopers, an attempt to contact the woman who was driving in the area of Brown Mountain Road resulted in the woman not stopping.

The unidentified woman drove for approximately 20 minutes reaching speeds of 85 miles per hour before coming to the end of North Tongass Highway. Ultimately, the woman exited the vehicle and Troopers escorted her to the hospital for evaluation.

The investigation of the incident is continuing and criminal charges may be considered at a future time according the Alaska Trooper's dispatch. The name of the 18-year-old woman has not been released.

The Ketchikan Police Department assisted in the incident.



Reporting & Editing by Mary Kauffman, SitNews


Source of News:

Alaska Department of Public Safety



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