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Driver Tells Police He’s “Not Going to Jail” Before He Does Whippets For Hours in His Parents’ Driveway and Gets Arrested

Police arrested a 38-year-old man for DUI for the second time in a week after he picked up his car from an impound lot, promptly crashed it into another vehicle, fled from police when they showed up at his house a short time later, and then sat in his truck outside his parents’ home in the gated Broadmoor community for several hours doing whippets as he ignored SPD negotiators.

Earlier this week, the 38-year-old man was pulled over and arrested by Seattle police for DUI. Late Wednesday night, the man, out of jail, went to collect his truck from an impound lot, where he backed his vehicle into another car and fled the scene. A short time later, when the man returned to his home after midnight, he found the very same officer that had arrested him for DUI days earlier waiting for him.

Instead of surrendering to police for the hit and run, the man sped away and parked in the driveway of his parents’ home in Broadmoor.

Despite all evidence to the contrary, the man told officers he wasn’t going to jail again. So, officers placed a spike strip behind the wheels of his parked vehicle so he would be unable to flee the scene.

SPD negotiators arrived on scene and spent two hours attempting to negotiate with the man, who refused to exit his vehicle. The man continued to huff whippets–small containers of nitrous oxide–the entire time until a team of officers moved in to take the man into custody.

As police forced their way into the car and handcuffed the man, hundreds of green and silver nitrous oxide containers spilled out of the man’s truck onto the driveway.

Police arrested the man for DUI, resisting arrest and obstruction and booked him into the King County Jail.