Reckless driver tries to elude police, but fails
If you were in Ballard Saturday night, you probably heard the commotion. After all, it's hard to miss a reckless driver hitting four cars, one of which being a police car. Not to mention the sirens.
At approximately 10:17 p.m., Sept. 8, an officer spotted an adult male driving recklessly in his Ford pickup truck westbound on NW 62nd St at 14th Ave NW, according to the Seattle Police Blotter.
The officer attempted to stop the driver, but the driver backed into the officer's car, causing minor damage, and fled. The car struck three other unoccupied vehicles while fleeing before the truck, after sustaining too much damage, was unable to move anymore. The suspect got out of his truck and ran for it on foot, but was quickly located and apprehended by police.
One of the cars briefly caught on fire and was put out by the Seattle Fire Department.
The 22-year old male, after being taken to the North Precinct, was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Felony Eluding and two counts of Investigation of Felony Hit & Run.