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Woman arrested after driving 112 miles per hour into a construction zone, Anchorage police say

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: June 14
  • Published June 14

A woman was arrested after driving 112 miles per hour into a construction zone on the Glenn Highway and failing a sobriety test north of Anchorage on Saturday evening, Anchorage police said in an online report released Monday.

At about 8 p.m. Saturday, the sergeant of APD’s Impaired Driving Enforcement Unit saw a gold sedan speeding on the Glenn Highway near the North Eagle River Exit at 108 miles per hour, police wrote.

When a different officer caught up to the car, he saw the driver, who police later identified as Angel I. T. A. Hopson, 20, maneuver the sedan “between two vehicles travelling in lanes side-by-side which almost caused a collision,” police wrote.

Despite the officer activating his lights and siren, Hopson continued to speed, driving 112 mph into a construction zone that was posted at 55 miles per hour, according to police.

“When it became clear the suspect was not going to yield, the officer terminated the pursuit for safety reasons,” police wrote.

The officer then saw the car near the intersection of the Old Glenn Highway and Eklutna Village Road about five minutes later, police wrote.

Three women were standing near the car, a 2002 Pontiac Sunfire, and police identified Hopson as the driver, according to police. Police wrote that upon noticing signs of impairment the officer performed a sobriety test on Hopson and charged her with operating under the influence as well as failure to stop and reckless driving. Hopson was cited for speeding in the construction zone, not having a valid license and a failure to obey traffic citations, police wrote.

She was remanded at Hiland Mountain Correctional Center.