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Impaired Driver Crashes into Tree in Stolen Vehicle, Firearm Recovered 

Resident calls police to report a man had struck a tree in his front yard Friday evening near Arbor Heights neighborhood. 

Police arrived around 10:00 p.m. in the 10200 block of 31st Avenue Southwest. They found a white Chrysler 300 sedan had backed into a tree. Inside the vehicle was the driver and a large dog.

When officers initially contacted the driver, he had difficulty staying awake. During this contact, police noticed he had a handgun in his coat pocket. In addition, the Pitbull started becoming aggressive within the vehicle.  

Officers attempted to call out the driver from the vehicle, but he did not comply. More resources arrived on the scene to assist with taking the suspect driver into custody. 

After SWAT and HNT responded to the location, the firearm and dog were secured first then the suspect was taken into custody.  

The firearm recovered was a loaded handgun with an extended magazine. 

Prior to being booked into King County Jail, police obtained a blood warrant for the DUI investigation. The 41-year-old male suspect was arrested for unlawful possession of firearm, possession of a stolen vehicle, and driving under the influence.