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Police Recover Stolen Car, Arrest Driver in West Seattle

Officers arrested a woman and recovered a stolen vehicle in West Seattle this morning after struck another motorist while trying to flee from police.

Around 10:45 AM officers responded to the 800 block of SW Trenton Street for a report of two people passed out in a gray Honda, which was partially blocking traffic.

Officers approached the car— which had no license plates—saw a man and a woman asleep inside, and knocked on the female driver’s window.

The driver awoke and quickly sped away, colliding with another driver in the 6800 block of Highland Drive SouthWest.  The female suspect then fled on foot into a wooded area nearby, where police found her a short time later.

Police learned the Honda had been stolen in Renton and its driver was in possession of a modified key, commonly used by auto thieves.

The suspect and her passenger were taken to Harborview Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash. Police also sought a warrant to draw the suspect’s blood to investigate whether she was intoxicated.

Officers interviewed and released the male passenger and booked the female suspect inot the King County Jail for possession of a stolen vehicle and felony hit and run.

The driver struck by the suspect, was injured and checked out at the scene of the crash, but declined to be transported by medics.