Speeding bikers lead troopers on chase

Two motorcyclists led Alaska State Troopers on a 130-mile-an-hour chase south of Turnagain Pass on Saturday.

Troopers spotted the bikers about 5 p.m. near Mile 65 of the Seward Highway traveling more than 90 miles per hour. When the troopers followed, the drivers sped up to more than 130 miles per hour and began passing other drivers in no-passing zones, according to a trooper dispatch.

Mile 65 is about five miles from the Hope cut-off.

The troopers stopped their chase, but found one of the alleged drivers, Matthew Ryley Adams, 21, five minutes later near Mile 2 of the Hope Highway. Adams, of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage, was issued a misdemeanor citation to later appear in court for first-degree failure to stop at the direction of a police officer. He was released at the scene. The second biker was not identified.

A third biker was stopped earlier that day along the same stretch of highway driving more than 90 miles per hour. Troopers stopped the alleged driver, Aenoi Phetsalat, 32, near Mile 63 of the Seward Highway at 1:50 p.m. Phletsalat, whose driver’s license had been revoked for driving under the influence, was issued a misdemeanor citation to later appear in court, according to a trooper dispatch.

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