A Fairbanks woman faces multiple felony charges after reportedly fleeing from a police stop in a stolen vehicle Wednesday night.
According to a criminal complaint filed in Fairbanks court, Alaska State Troopers tried to stop a black Chevrolet Silverado on College Road for driving with only its parking lights on. The driver, later identified as Autumn Bailey, 23, turned into Aurora subdivision and ran multiple stop signs while eluding police.
Bailey drove back to College Road, where she reached speeds of 70 mph and drove into oncoming traffic before getting onto the Johansen Expressway. Bailey almost collided with another pickup truck, exited at the Steese Highway and drove through Hamilton Acres before running a stop sign at A Street and Dunbar Avenue. Bailey came within feet of hitting a Fairbanks police patrol vehicle; the officer had to take evasive action.
Police lost sight of the Silverado but found it a short time later parked in front of a Timberland Drive house. Bailey and a passenger had fled on foot but were detained with the help of Alaska State Trooper K9 Lenox. A records check showed the Silverado had been stolen from a Fairbanks hotel Wednesday morning.
Booking officers at Fairbanks Correctional Center found two baggies of methamphetamine hidden in Bailey's bra, according to charging documents.
Bailey is charged with first-degree vehicle theft, failure to stop at the direction of a peace officer, third-degree assault and first-degree promoting contraband, all felonies. She is also charged with misdemeanor fifth-degree drugs misconduct.
Contact staff writer Dorothy Chomicz at 459-7582. Follow her on Twitter: @FDNMcrime.