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An attempted traffic stop by Dillingham-based Alaska State Troopers turned into a car and foot chase in the small, southwestern community of Dillingham on Halloween night.
Troopers attempted to pull over a yellow 2004 Chevy pick up for “littering and weaving” in the roadway lane at 8:47 pm on October 31st but the driver failed to comply, troopers say.
Instead of stopping, the driver, later identified as 35-year-old Charlie Olsen, sped off recklessly at excessive speeds as the trooper gave chase.
The chase was short-lived and Olsen soon came to a stop, but exited the vehicle and fled on foot. A short chase ensued but soon ended with Olsen in custody.
The trooper’s field investigation determined that “Olsen was highly intoxicated,” troopers reported.
As a result, Olsen was charged with DUI, Failure to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer and Driving while License Revoked.
Olsen was transported and jailed at the Dillingham jail to await arraignment.