Reckless Driving on Seward Highway Lands Anchorage Man in Jail

A reckless driving incident on the Seward Highway ended with the driver ending up in an Anchorage jail on Saturday night according to the trooper dispatch.

Troopers with the Bureau of Highway Patrol-Kenai Peninsula Team, while on patrol within the highway safety corridor near milepost 107 of the Seward Highway, observed a black 2015 BMW driving erratically in front of another vehicle on the highway on Saturday evening. 

The driver of the BMW was apparently driving recklessly and erratically in front of the vehicle following it to keep it from passing it according to troopers. Several times, the following vehicle had to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the reckless driver.

When the BMW stopped in the middle of the highway “in an  apparent attempt to confront the driver of the other car,” the troopers contacted the driver of the BMW, the trooper dispatch reports.

Troopers identified the driver as 21-year-old Alejandro Hernandez-Diaz of Anchorage. Troopers would find that Diaz was driving with a suspended license. He was arrested on that charge as well as a charge of Reckless Driving and transported to the Anchorage Jail where he was remanded and his bail set at $500.