Attempted vehicular assault in Belltown

On March 13th at approximately 1:45 A.M., West Precinct bicycle officers attempted to contact a driver who was revving his engine in the parking lot of a business in the 2100 Block of Western Avenue.  As the officer approached, the suspect took off in his vehicle at a high rate of speed, knocking over an unoccupied police bicycle and causing another officer to have to jump from his bike to avoid being struck.  Officers pursued the suspect to the SODO area, where, after a brief foot chase, the 28 year-old man was arrested.  He was booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Attempted Vehicular Assault and Eluding.   No officers or citizens were injured as a result of this incident.