Court records show man, 19, told Steilacoom officer after police pursuit that he thought he’d get away if he ‘drove fast’
A 19-year-old man charged with trying to elude Steilacoom police Thursday told officers: “I thought I could get away if I drove away fast,” according to court records.
He made a good faith effort, according to the documents that report he was driving more than 40 miles per hour in a 25 mile per hour zone.
But it didn’t work.
Court records gave this account:
An officer saw the man drive a Jeep past a “Do Not Enter” sign at Steilacoom Boulevard and Puyallup and Starling streets, waive at the cop, and run a stop sign.
When the officer started …