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Police Recover Gun, Narcotics, and Electronics After DUI Arrest  

Last Saturday, officers responded to a report of a man slumped over in the driver seat of a running vehicle that was pressed up against another car in the University District neighborhood.  

Police arrived around 2:30 p.m. near the intersection of Northeast 56th Street and 11th Avenue Northeast and found the man receiving care from the Seattle Fire Department. It was reported to police the vehicle was in gear in the reverse position and running prior to SFD providing medical care to the man.   

After being medically cleared, officers contacted the man and observed signs of impairment. Upon further investigation, drug paraphernalia was located in the suspect’s vehicle. A DUI investigation ensued and a blood warrant was completed. 

Officers impounded the suspect’s vehicle and later recovered the following items after a search warrant was obtained.  

  • A realistic looking pellet gun 
  • 24 suspected fentanyl pills 
  • 3.4 grams of cocaine 
  • Glass pipes and a scale 
  • Eight suspected stolen laptops 
  • Camera System worth approximately $4,000 
  • Lock-smith tools tailored for vehicle entry 

The 46-year-old male suspect was arrested for driving under the influence and later booked into King County Jail.