Police: Fleeing suspect crashed car, took a cab

An Anchorage man who police say led them on a chase through downtown early Sunday morning was found and taken to the hospital after crashing his car on a beach near the Thane Road avalanche chute.

Police say they caught up with Adam Calhoun, 25, of Anchorage at a residence in Juneau after a local cab driver reported picking Calhoun up near the crash site. He had what they called “substantial injuries” from the crash and was transported to the hospital after his interview with police.

The release did not state whether the suspect will face any charges in connection to the incident, which is listed by police in their release as failure to stop at the direction of police and vehicle pursuit. A call for more information has not yet been answered.

Police tried to make a traffic stop at 1 a.m. Sunday on a 2012 Toyota on Front Street but said the driver and sole occupant wouldn’t stop. Police say the car made its way twice through downtown before taking off at high speeds the wrong way down Franklin Street and straight out Thane Road. Officers on foot tried to flag down the driver, but he would not stop for them.

Police lost sight of the vehicle near the avalanche chute, and after searching the area found the smashed car with no driver inside on the beach just past the chute.

Capital City Fire & Rescue made an extensive search of the scene before police learned the driver had evaded them and taken a cab.

Police are still investigating why the driver would not stop.

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