TALKEETNA, Alaska — A 34-year-old Anchorage woman was arrested after leading Alaska State Troopers on a high-speed, 25-mile (40-kilometer) chase down the Parks Highway south of Talkeetna.
Troopers say Nora Nance was held Wednesday on suspicion of vehicle theft, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, reckless driving and warrants for three previous charges. She’s jailed in Palmer.
A trooper shortly after 1 a.m. Wednesday spotted a stolen car at a gas station at Mile 99 Parks Highway near the turnoff for Talkeetna.
The officer attempted a traffic stop but the driver took off, reaching speeds of more than 100 mph.
Another trooper used a tire deflation device at Mile 74 in Willow to stop the car.
Troopers say the driver was arrested after a brief foot chase into woods.