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Troopers and police were involved in a high speed chase Thursday night that ended in downtown Fairbanks.

AST reports that at 10:30 p.m., troopers attempted a traffic stop on a tan 1996 Saturn on University Avenue, but the driver refused to stop, instead choosing to drive off at excessive speeds. Other troopers and Fairbanks police officers were called to the area to help stop the vehicle.

The vehicle eventually made its way into downtown Fairbanks, where police resorted to spike strips in order to slow it down. Once the vehicle came to a stop, the driver fled on foot, leaving their passengers in the vehicle to face questioning by police.

The driver was not found near the scene, and an investigation continues into the reason behind their flight.