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UPDATED: WSP arrests one after chasing stolen car into Tacoma

Post by Stacey Mulick / The News Tribune on Aug. 18, 2011 at 5:45 am with 7 Comments »
August 18, 2011 12:24 pm

UPDATED at 11:25 a.m.

Washington State Patrol troopers arrested one man early today after he allegedly tried to flee from them in a stolen car.

The pursuit began just before midnight in the area of state Route 7 and 188th Street, trooper Guy Gill said.

A trooper had spotted a 2005 Acura MDX that didn’t have its lights on. When the trooper started to stop the car, it took off.

The car sped through stop lights and stop signs and, at times, went more than 80 mph, Gill said.

When the car blew through a red light at Pacific Avenue and Military Road, troopers ended their pursuit because of the driver’s actions.

A short time later, troopers spotted the car again and restarted the chase.

They put down spike strips on Pacific Avenue, which the car ran over. The strips deflated the tires. Nonetheless, the car continued north on Pacific from 96th Street, Gill said.

Troopers conducted a pursuit intervention technique at 47th Street and Pacific Avenue. The car struck a pole, and the driver was taken into custody without further incident, Gill said.

He added that there were no major injuries.

Troopers booked the 25-year-old man driving the stolen car into Pierce County Jail on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, felony eluding, possession of stolen property and other charges.

Leave a comment Comments → 7
  1. tonnibell says:

    C’mon…….how can you ‘allegedly’ flee from the police. If you dont stop, you are fleeing, right?

  2. I was on 112th and steele today. A car chase with about ten or more cops flew by me doing about 100mph. The car could have been an acura. I thought it wqs a honda. It wqs too fast to tell. They turned onto steele. But this was 915 am or so. I wonder if this is the same thing. Is your timeline off?

  3. Rheajean says:

    Stupid ass now your going to prison and there goes your whole life that will follow you forever

  4. I was at the 176th light when the car flew by me almost hitting a car full of kids and then almost hitting me it was a Acura Integera

  5. Vincent says:

    2 different incidents this mornings Chase was Tacoma and Lakewood PD

  6. Alen Decker says:

    I was heading south on south tacoma way yesturday around 3:15 a.m. and was stopped at a light on 56th street. A red car with its headlights off zoomed into oncoming traffic and almost side swiped me. I thought it was a honda accord but it was too fast for me to be sure. Maybe it was going at least 100mph. After that i saw at least 14 cops zoom past a mix of lakewood, parkland and state patrol.

  7. Alen Decker says:

    I ment today not yesturday it was this morning. Lol.

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