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Hit & Run Reckless Driver Fails to Elude Seattle Police

Man who strikes occupied police car and three other vehicles, causing fire to one, ends up in jail. 

On September 8th at approximately 10:17 p.m. a uniformed officer in a fully marked police car was on patrol when she spotted an adult male recklessly driving his Ford pickup truck westbound on NW 62nd Street at 14th Avenue NW.  As the officer initiated a traffic stop the suspect tried to back his truck away from the patrol car.  He struck the officer’s car, causing minor damage to the police car but no injury to the officer.  The suspect then fled the scene in his truck.  While fleeing the suspect struck three other parked and unoccupied vehicles before the suspect’s truck was disabled from damage caused by the various collisions.  The suspect then exited his truck and continued to flee on foot.   

One of the parked and unoccupied cars that the suspect struck briefly caught on fire.  SFD responded to the scene and put out the fire. 

Officers located and apprehended the suspect in the 1400 block of NW 63rd Street next to a house.  The suspect was placed under arrest and transported to the North Precinct.   

The 22 year old male suspect was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Felony Eluding and two counts of Investigation of Felony Hit & Run.

This remains an active and on-going investigation.