Alaska State Troopers Successfully Arrest Fugitive After Wild Motorhome Chase

Normally state troopers face car chases with other cars but in this article by a reporter from Daily Mail you can read of a man who lead them a merry chase in his RV.

Eligah Christian was successfully taken into custody after trying to elude capture in Wasilla. An officer spotted Christian driving his motorhome. He was wanted for questioning due to 15 counts of theft and 21 counts of issuing bad checks. He was also sought on a $100,000 warrant for scheming to defraud.

After spotting him, the officer turned on the lights and siren, but Christian failed to stop and the chase began with the suspect driving very recklessly. Spike strips were deployed and the vehicle struck police cars as he tried to turn the RV around. He finally came to stop outside a residence and he was arrested. Christian was charged with felony reckless driving and criminal mischief and was jailed right away. 

High speed chase: The driver of this motorhome took Alaska State Troopers on a high speed chase outside Sarah Palin's home of Wasilla on Friday
High speed chase: The driver of this motorhome took Alaska State Troopers on a high speed chase outside Sarah Palin’s home of Wasilla on Friday
Fugitive: Eligah Christian, 49, took off when police tried to pull him over. He 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
Fugitive: Eligah Christian, 49, took off when police tried to pull him over. He 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

The officer narrates the chase:

“Christian failed to yield to emergency lights and siren and began to recklessly travel south on Church Road towards the Parks Highway where he turned northbound.”

“He began to turn the motorhome around striking several patrol vehicles,” a trooper continued. “Christian was stopped at a residence off Pittman Road and was placed into custody.”

Brought to a halt: Troopers deployed spike strips to stop the motorhome, but the vehicle struck patrol cars as the suspect tried turning around
Brought to a halt: Troopers deployed spike strips to stop the motorhome, but the vehicle struck patrol cars as the suspect tried turning around

 Source: Daily Mail