ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska man used a motorhome in a failed attempt to elude arrest by state troopers.
Eligah Christian of Wasilla was arrested Friday morning, but not before he mashed the bulky vehicle into several patrol cars.
Christian, 49, was being sought on a $100,000 warrant on charges of scheming to defraud, 15 counts of theft and 21 counts of issuing bad checks, troopers said in a release.
An officer spotted him driving the 2014 motorhome and attempted to make a traffic stop.
Christian ignored the trooper’s siren and flashing lights and took off at a high speed, troopers said. Other officers joined the chase.
As Christian headed toward the busy Parks Highway, troopers attempted to use spike strips to stop the motorhome.
As Christian tried turning the motorhome around, troopers said, he struck several patrol vehicles. He also hit the spike strips and was stopped outside a home, where he was arrested.
Christian was charged with felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, misdemeanor reckless driving and felony criminal mischief.
He remained jailed Sunday at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer. Online court records indicated he will be represented by the public defender agency, which does not routinely comment on pending criminal cases.