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Driver Arrested After Fleeing From Police, Crashing Stolen Car

Police arrested a 31-year-old man Wednesday evening after he attempted to elude officers in a stolen vehicle, and later crashed into several parked cars in North Seattle.

Around 6:30 PM, officers on patrol along the Aurora Avenue corridor spotted a vehicle they believed was taken in a carjacking. The driver in the car appeared to have been repurposed the vehicle for mobile narcotics sales. When police approached the vehicle the driver sped away.

Additional officers searched the area and spotted the car again. This time the driver took off in the 900 block of North 85th Street with police giving chase, as the vehicle had initially been taken in a violent crime. The suspect driver crashed his vehicle into several parked cars a few blocks away, before surrendering to police as they arrived on scene.

Police arrested the 31-year-old man and confirmed the vehicle had been stolen in a robbery a few days prior. Detectives are now working to determine if the man arrested with the vehicle is the same suspect from the earlier carjacking. Detectives are also working to get a search warrant for the stolen vehicle to recover any additional evidence.

Officers booked the man into King County Jail for investigation of eluding and will work with prosecutors on additional charges as the investigation moves forward.