News Update: Hit-and-Run suspect and Girlfriend detained

Fairbanks Police Department and Alaska State Troopers received tips late last night regarding the whereabouts of the alleged suspect in Monday's hit–and–run incident.

According to Officials, 19 year old Rashid Akbar was located in South Fairbanks with his girlfriend.

Upon arrival Akbar's girlfriend, 20 year old Brittany Kingdon interfered with Alaska State Troopers in order to give Akbar a chance to get away.

Fairbanks Police say she had just been released from Fairbanks Correctional Center 30 minutes prior to the event.

Both were placed under arrest after a short foot pursuit and will be arraigned this afternoon in Fairbanks District Court.