A Kodiak teenager was arrested after a high-speed chase with police early Sunday morning, according to court documents.
Lucian Baxter, 19, is charged with a felony failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, and misdemeanors of reckless driving and two counts of reckless endangerment.
At 1:34 a.m. on Sunday an officer conducting routine traffic enforcement on lower Mill Bay Road saw a blue all-terrain vehicle with four passengers. The officer activated his emergency lights and followed behind the vehicle, which accelerated to about 40 mph and turned onto Thorsheim Street.
Another officer saw the vehicle on Selief Lane and tried to stop it by activating his emergency lights and siren, but the ATV sped off at over 55 mph in a 20 mph zone. The road conditions were icy and slippery, the documents state. The officer saw the vehicle slip on the ice and regain traction before he lost sight of the vehicle.
A short time later the officers saw the vehicle on Mill Bay Road by Von Scheele Way and turned on their emergency lights and sirens to try and stop the vehicle, which accelerated and sped away again.
Later that night, the officers saw the ATV parked and unoccupied at the intersection of Hillside Drive and Pillar Mountain Road. They followed footprints in the snow from the vehicle to a nearby apartment.
According to the documents, one of the officers spoke to a young man who lived in the residence who admitted to being in the car with Baxter and two others, as well as to seeing the emergency lights and hearing the sirens.
After questioning from the officer, Baxter reportedly admitted to driving the vehicle, speeding and knowing the officers were trying to stop him.
The police arrested Baxter and transported him to the Kodiak City Jail. The next court hearing will be on Feb. 24 at 2:45 p.m.