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Vehicle in Wasilla street race nearly collides with trooper cruiser

Zaz Hollander

An Alaska state trooper had to swerve out of the way Saturday evening to avoid a Wasilla man participating in a car race down Pittman Road, troopers said.

Miles Walker, 34, was arrested for reckless driving, troopers said. Walker and Scott Parker, 38, of Wasilla were cited for racing on the roadway.

Walker and Parker were racing down Pittman when Walker's 2005 Subaru went into the oncoming lane at a high rate of speed around a blind curve and into the trooper's path, according to a troopers dispatch. The trooper took evasive action to avoid Walker's car. Alcohol was a contributing factor, troopers said.

Troopers took Walker to Mat-Su Pretrial Facility where he was held on $500 bail.

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Reach Zaz Hollander at zhollander@adn.com or 257-4317.


By ZAZ HOLLANDER
zhollander@adn.com