Vehicular Assault, Hit & Run to a Parking Enforcement Officer

A parking enforcement officer was injured in North Seattle today by a driver who used his vehicle as a weapon.

At approximately 2:55 p.m. a parking enforcement officer (PEO) was writing a parking ticket in the 3900 block of Linden Avenue North. The owner of the vehicle being cited arrived on foot and began to get into his vehicle. The PEO told the suspect that she had a citation for him and attempted to hand it to him. The man refused the citation and responded by starting the car and backing it up over the PEO’s foot causing pain and injury. The PEO demanded the driver stop. The suspect acknowledged that he struck the PEO and told her he would park the vehicle. He then drove off in an evasive manner.

Officers and fire department medics responded to the scene. The medics subsequently transported the PEO to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers went to the suspect’s home and waited for him to return. Just before 4:00 p.m. the suspect returned home and was placed under arrest by the awaiting officers.

The 38-year-old male suspect was booked into the King County Jail for felony Assault and Hit & Run.