Officers arrested a suspected DUI driver early Thursday morning after he tried to elude police and injured one other driver in a collision Downtown.
At about 12:30 a.m., an officer on patrol Downtown noticed a BMW sedan a number of blocks forward of him touring the mistaken means on a one-way avenue. The BMW turned and the officer drove to catch as much as it.
The officer noticed the BMW driver disobey a stable pink gentle after treating it like a four-way cease, and noticed him swerving out and in of his lane. The motive force then turned onto 3rd Avenue and was pressured to cease behind a bus. When the motive force tried to reverse to get across the bus, he practically backed into the police automotive behind him and the officer had to make use of his air horn to stop a collision.
Believing the motive force to be impaired, the officer activated his lights and sirens and initiated a site visitors cease when the BMW driver turned eastbound onto Pike Road from 3rd Avenue. The motive force seemed to be pulling over, however then sped away eastbound on Pike Road and the officer didn’t pursue.
At 5th Avenue and Pike Road, the BMW driver sped via a pink gentle and crashed right into a Hyundai going southbound.
The officer shortly drove the 2 blocks to the scene and stopped the suspect as he tried to flee on foot.
The only passenger within the suspect’s automobile instantly fell to the bottom upon exiting the automotive, however he remained responsive. Seattle Hearth Division medics evaluated him on the scene and the person declined any further medical remedy.
The motive force of the Hyundai had apparently non-life-threatening accidents and was transported to Harborview Medical Middle by way of personal ambulance.
Police arrested the 50-year-old suspect and booked him into King County Jail for eluding and DUI after he was evaluated at HMC.