Utqiaġvik Man Arrested For Carjacking And Collisions On The Seward Highway

first_imgFacebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska State Troopers were notified of a reckless 2015 Toyota Tacoma pickup that failed to stop for APD, and continued southbound on the Seward Highway, Tuesday.The investigation revealed Lance Colby Harrington, age 41 of Utqiagvik, stole a 2015 Toyota Tacoma from Anchorage, and continued driving in a reckless manner into Turnagain Pass.Harrington rammed a 2016 Dodge Journey SUV that was parked in a pullout near mile 72 of the Seward Highway, that was occupied by five people who received minor to no injuries, according to Troopers.Harrington left the scene of that collision and carjacked a nearby second vehicle, a 2017 Chevrolet pickup, operated by Paul Caron, age 46 of Palmer. Harrington threatened Caron with a metal bar, and then smashed his rear window, attempting to gain entry to the vehicle.Caron attempted to drive southbound on the Highway and was later pulled from the vehicle by Harrington near mile 71 of the Seward Highway. Harrington stole the Chevrolet pickup and drove at high speeds southbound in a reckless manner.Harrington lost control of the pickup near mile 65 of the Seward Highway and skidded off the roadway into a ditch at high speeds and continued driving in the ditch until the vehicle hit a culvert and creek drainage ditch causing it to roll over multiple times.Harrington was ejected from the vehicle and thrown into the woods. Harrington emerged from the woods, ran to the highway, then attempted to take another vehicle that had stopped for the collision.Harrington was unsuccessful with attempts to leave the scene. Harrington was arrested on scene after resisting arrest with a US Forrest Service Officer and Good Samaritan off- duty law enforcement officers who were vacationing from another state.An Alaska State Trooper arrived on scene and took custody of Harrington. Harrington received minor to moderate injuries and was transported by EMS ground to Providence Hospital in Anchorage for treatment.All three vehicles were totaled. Harrington was charged with Robbery I, Vehicle Theft I (X2), Assault 3 (X2), Assault 4, Reckless Driving, Leaving the scene of MVC-I, Reckless Endangerment, and Resisting Arrest.Harrington was later released from the hospital and transported to the Anchorage Jail held without bail.last_img

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