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Two Men Arrested After Rolling Car Early Saturday

Police arrested two men early Saturday morning after they sped away from officers on Capitol Hill before crashing their car.
Officers first spotted the suspects sitting in a vehicle in a dirt parking lot near Union Street and Summit Avenue. The suspects quickly backed their car out of the lot and sped away from police.
Officers briefly followed the car, until it blew through two red lights.
A short time later, police found the suspects had crashed at Boren Avenue and Virginia Street, taking out a street sign in the process.
Officers detained the two men in the vehicle and found a handgun and three plastic bags containing suspected methamphetamine near the car’s open sunroof. The serial numbers on the handgun appeared to have been filed off.
The vehicle’s passenger had a DUI warrant and was in possession of a backpack containing 200 pills of Xanax, some of which, the man said, had been pressed into pieces of candy.
The driver was arrested for reckless driving. When questioned about the gun found outside the car, he told police they would potentially find his fingerprints on it because, [deep breath], he had seen the gun on the ground outside the car, not wanted police to think it was his, and had thrown it further into the street. The man, who is a felon, is unable to legally possess firearms.
Both men were booked into the King County Jail.