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DUI collision yields 2 arrests and AK-47 rifle

On May 28th at around 11:53 p.m. Seattle Police North Precinct and Port of Seattle patrol officers responded to the 6200 block of Seaview Avenue N to investigate a report of a vehicle collision involving fleeing armed suspects.   When officers arrived they located and detained  two suspects, a 17-year-old male driver and a 20-year-old male passenger.  It did not appear that anyone else had been in the car.  The driver, who officers believed to be under the influence of alcohol,  had crashed his black sedan into two parked cars damaging all three vehicles.  According to witnesses the driver got out of the car armed with a rifle,  then hid it in some nearby foliage.  The driver returned to the car prior to the officers’ arrival.

Officers searched the area and quickly located an AK-47 assault rifle loaded with a 30 round ‘banana’ clip.  Officers searched the passenger and discovered that he was armed with a ‘butterfly’ knife, illegal to possess in the City of Seattle.  Upon searching the suspects’ vehicle, officers found two baseball bats and a red bandanna in the back seat.

The 17 year-old driver was arrested and processed for Driving Under the Influence.  He was later booked into the Youth Service Center for the felony weapons possession and DUI.  The 20-year-old passenger was arrested and booked into the King County Jail for the knife violation.

The weapons were seized and placed into evidence.