On 03/02/19 at 3:17 a.m., AST attempted to stop a red 2005 Honda for speeding at mile 52 of the Parks Highway in Big Lake which is a safety corridor. The vehicle sped off and turned on Big Lake Road where it failed to stop for AST at speeds over 100 mph.
AST located the vehicle on a near-by side street and contacted Valiant Fortruth as the driver and he had a loaded pistol next to him in the vehicle. Fortruth was arrested for the original charges of Fail to Stop at the Direction of a Peace Officer in the 1st Degree, DUI, and Misconduct Involving Weapons in the 4th Degree. Fortruth was transported to the MSPT facility in Palmer where he was remanded into custody.