Man faces charges for eluding police, ramming patrol car

Posted: Friday, April 05, 2002

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- A 22-year-old man eluded Anchorage police and was speeding on the Glenn Highway before he slammed into a patrol car early Thursday morning, police said.

Ignatius Taylor was charged with charged with eluding police and reckless driving, as well as third-degree assault. He was being held at Cook Inlet Pre-Trial Facility on $10,000 bail.

Police said the incident began about 1 a.m. when a patrol sergeant saw a car enter the Glenn Highway northbound by going the wrong way on the off ramp. The officer activated his flashing lights and sounded his siren, but the car continued northbound on the highway.

Police discontinued their pursuit but observed the vehicle, which made a U-turn and headed south before striking a patrol car and a snow berm. It made another U-turn and managed to avoid spike strips before it eventually came to a stop near an exit. Taylor was then arrested.

Police said no one was injured, but damage to the patrol car was estimated at about $6,000.

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