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Reckless Vehicle Crash Ends in Foot Pursuit, Firearms Arrest

Police arrested a man overnight after the vehicle he was driving veered out of control and crashed into a construction site, leading police on a foot pursuit.

Just after 2:15 a.m., an officer patrolling the Greenwood neighborhood saw a recklessly driven vehicle careen across several lanes of traffic and crash into a construction site in the 10500 block of Aurora Avenue South.

The driver of the vehicle ran from the officer and ignored commands to stop. He was taken into custody after a short foot pursuit.

Police observed signs of impairment by the suspect and saw evidence of cannabis use inside the car. Officers obtained a search warrant and recovered a pistol.

Officers seized the fully loaded handgun, 12.4 grams of suspected fentanyl powder, 31 grams of cannabis packaged for sale, and narcotics paraphernalia from the vehicle. They confirmed the driver was a convicted felon and prohibited from lawfully possessing a firearm.

The 37-year-old suspect was transported to Harborview Medical Center for further evaluation. Once released, he will be booked into the King County Jail for investigation of reckless driving, obstruction, hit and run, and felony narcotics and firearms violations.