Alaska State Troopers

WASILLA — An Anchorage man is facing federal charges following a high-speed chase through Wasilla earlier this week.

Nathan Michael Klinger will be in an Anchorage court Thursday, facing felony possession and drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Alaska. This comes after the 37-year-old Anchorage man led Alaska State Troopers and Wasilla Police on a 14-minute pursuit through Wasilla. According to AST, Klinger reached speeds upward of 115 mph. AST initially attempted to stop a 2019 Kia, according to an AST dispatch, jut after 7 p.m. Monday near Mat-Su Regional Medical Center. Klinger, who had outstanding federal no-bail arrest warrants for felony possession of firearms and distribution of controlled substances, sped away. According to AST, Klinger was believed to be armed.

Klinger traveled through Wasilla and onto Knik-Goose Bay Road before leading police into an area neighborhood. AST was able to stop Klinger, using a precision immobilization technique, according to troopers. Klinger was arrested following a short chase on foot.

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