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An Anchorage man was taken into custody after a long vehicle pursuit along the Glenn Highway early Wednesday morning.

Trace Johnston, 40, was arrested after the pursuit ended in the Palmer hay flats area, according to the Alaska State Troopers. AST deployed immobilization devices across multiple sections of the Glenn Highway. Johnston hit one of the devices and all four tires of the vehicle he was driving were deflated.

Johnston was transported to Mat-Su Pretrial and now faces charges of fail to stop in the first degree, reckless driving and driving under the influence. Troopers said the investigation is ongoing and additional charges may be considered.

The incident began in Anchorage. The Anchorage Police Department observed a small white sedan traveling within the municipality at speeds of more than 100 mph. APD called off its pursuit, but notified AST. Troopers saw the same vehicle travel at excessive speed on the Glenn Highway north of Anchorage and began their own pursuit.

Johnston traveled through Palmer and made a U-turn, troopers said, before hitting the immobilization device south of Palmer.

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