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Firearms and Narcotics Found in Vehicle During DUI Arrest

West Precinct officers checking for a motorist passed out behind the wheel of a vehicle recovered a firearm and narcotics following the driver’s arrest Tuesday morning.

Around 11:00 a.m., officers were sent to the Belltown neighborhood to check the man’s welfare after receiving reports of a non-responsive driver in a running car. An officer saw the vehicle leaving the area and tried to stop it, but the driver refused to pull over.

The driver eventually stopped in the 500 block of Denny Way and was taken into custody. Along with observing signs consistent with impairment, officers learned he had a fugitive warrant for burglary.

A firearm, narcotics, stolen property, and a replica pellet gun were recovered from the vehicle.

Police also identified the 22-year-old man as the suspect in an attempted automobile theft in the Green Lake area Monday. He was booked into the King County Jail for investigation of unlawful possession of a firearm, possession of stolen property, and possession with intent to deliver drugs.