Man held after high-speed crash into Glenn Highway signs

    22-year-old Colin Ely of Anchorage was taken into custody after a trooper spotted a sport utility vehicle speeding at 101 mph in a 55 mph zone.

    PALMER, Alaska (AP) — A man suspected of driving nearly double the Glenn Highway speed limit was arrested Friday morning after crashing into road signs.

    Alaska State Troopers say 22-year-old Colin Ely of Anchorage was taken into custody on suspicion of felony eluding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and reckless driving.

    A trooper at about 2:40 a.m. spotted a sport utility vehicle speeding at 101 mph in a 55 mph zone near Mile 36 Glenn Highway.

    The officer attempted to stop the driver. Troopers say the driver continued for about three-fourths of a mile until crashing into road signs at the Parks and Glenn highways interchange.

    Signs and guardrails sustained about $1,500 in damage.

    Ely was jailed at Mat-Su Pretrial Facility in Palmer.

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