Troopers track fugitive to tree

Posted: Monday, October 11, 2010

WASILLA - A Wasilla driver trying to elude Alaska State Troopers was tracked by a canine unit and found hiding in a tree.

Troopers say 28-year-old Shanon Lovell early Sunday morning was arrested on charges of felony eluding, reckless driving and driving with a revoked license.

An officer tried to conduct a traffic stop for a moving violation just after 4:30 a.m. and troopers say the driver would not stop and drove recklessly.

Troopers chased the car down Rainbow Park Road to an all-terrain vehicle trail, where the driver fled on foot.

A trooper with a tracking dog tracked the driver to the tree.

Lovell was transported to Mat-Su Pre-Trial Facility with bail set at $3,000. The car was impounded.

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