Officers arrested a suspected DUI driver early Thursday morning after he tried to elude police and injured one other driver in a collision Downtown.
At about 12:30 a.m., an officer on patrol Downtown noticed a BMW sedan a number of blocks forward of him touring the flawed approach on a one-way road. The BMW turned and the officer drove to catch as much as it.
The officer noticed the BMW driver disobey a stable crimson gentle after treating it like a four-way cease, and noticed him swerving out and in of his lane. The driving force then turned onto third Avenue and was pressured to cease behind a bus. When the motive force tried to reverse to get across the bus, he practically backed into the police automotive behind him and the officer had to make use of his air horn to stop a collision.
Believing the motive force to be impaired, the officer activated his lights and sirens and initiated a visitors cease when the BMW driver turned eastbound onto Pike Avenue from third Avenue. The driving force seemed to be pulling over, however then sped away eastbound on Pike Avenue and the officer didn’t pursue.
At fifth Avenue and Pike Avenue, the BMW driver sped via a crimson gentle and crashed right into a Hyundai going southbound.
The officer shortly drove the 2 blocks to the scene and stopped the suspect as he tried to flee on foot.
The only real passenger within the suspect’s car instantly fell to the bottom upon exiting the automotive, however he remained responsive. Seattle Fireplace Division medics evaluated him on the scene and the person declined any extra medical remedy.
The driving force of the Hyundai had apparently non-life-threatening accidents and was transported to Harborview Medical Middle through non-public ambulance.
Police arrested the 50-year-old suspect and booked him into King County Jail for eluding and DUI after he was evaluated at HMC.