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Vehicular Assault suspect arrested following collision

On 09/01/11 at 5:33 p.m. officers responded to a car vs. motorcycle collision at Bellevue Avenue East and East Olive Street.  Preliminary investigation indicates that the suspect was driving his car southbound and turned left in front of the victim (motorcycle operator), who was traveling northbound, pushing the motorcycle into a parked car.  The victim was thrown from the motorcycle and landed on the pavement.  He suffered possible broken bones in his foot and was transported to Harborview Medical Center for treatment.

When officers arrived, the suspect (driver of the car) attempted to flee.  He struggled with officers and a taser was used to subdue him.  The suspect showed signs of drug use and was processed for driving under the influence of drugs. 

The 33-year-old male suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Assault.  Potential DUI charges are pending the results of laboratory analysis.

 Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.