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Troopers: 2 arrested after SUV driving around 100 mph crashes in Wasilla

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: August 22, 2020
  • Published August 22, 2020

Two people with outstanding warrants were arrested after trying to leave the scene of a crash involving a car driving around 100 mph in Wasilla on Friday night, Alaska State Troopers said.

Troopers saw the 2019 Buick SUV driven by Wasilla resident Gabriel T. Douglas, 28, and owned by passenger Shenae Felix, 26, around 9 p.m. driving into Wasilla on the Parks Highway at nearly 100 mph, according to an online report from the Alaska State Troopers.

The car turned onto Lucus Road in Wasilla — not yielding when troopers tried to stop it — and continued at more than 100 mph in an area where the speed limit is 35, passing cars in a no-passing zone and running stop signs, troopers said.

The Buick then crashed, stopping “on its roof” roughly 1,500 feet down a gravel roadway, after driving down Spruce Avenue and crossing Church Road at speeds approaching 100 mph without stopping, troopers said. The car was totaled.

Douglas and Felix were uninjured and tried to leave on foot, but they were “apprehended immediately,” according to troopers.

Troopers said that Douglas was intoxicated and was driving on a revoked license. Additionally, he had two outstanding misdemeanor warrants for his arrest; Felix also had two warrants out for her arrest, including a felony no bail warrant out of Kotzebue, according to troopers.

They were both taken to the Mat-Su Pretrial Facility and the Buick was towed, troopers said.

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