A 21-year-old man was arrested Monday after a high speed chase on Egan Drive and was found to be involved in an earlier hit-and-run in the downtown area, police say.
Juneau Police Department Lt. David Campbell said in a release that Juneau resident Judah Aldrighette was arrested for failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, a felony, and duty of an operator following an accident, a misdemeanor.
Campbell said that at about 10:49 a.m. Monday, a Juneau police officer saw a blue Subaru drive through a stop sign at the intersection of 12th Street and Glacier Avenue. The officer tried to pull the Subaru over, but the Subaru drove to Egan Drive where it continued at what police called a high rate of speed. The officer had to stop pursuing the vehicle due to safety concerns, the release states.
About five minutes later, police say they then located the driver walking on Ridge Way and identified him as Aldrighette.
The vehicle was also found parked on Ridge Way and was impounded.
Police say an investigation revealed that prior to the running the stop sign, the driver had been involved in a hit-and-run accident in the downtown area.
Aldrighette was taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center and was held without bail, police said.
The release states the investigation is ongoing.