Lynnwood police assist in arrest of motor home driver following low-speed chase

The motor home involved in the pursuit.
The motor home involved in the pursuit.

Lynnwood police assisted in apprehending a 35-year-old motor home driver late Saturday afternoon after he led Edmonds police on a low-speed chase through Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace following a road rage incident.

According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Shane Hawley,at 4:41 p.m. Saturday an Edmonds police officer observed the motor home driver banging on the window of a car stopped at 9th Avenue and Main Street. The suspect — a 35-year-old Everett man, got back into the 19-foot motor home and headed eastbound on Main Street, with the police officer in pursuit.

The suspect didn’t stop even though the officer had his lights and sirens on, Hawley said. The chase, which “barely reached 30 miles per hour,” he noted, continued through the Five Corners roundabout where Main Street becomes 212th Street Southwest, across Highway 99, and through Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace.

The route of the incident.
The route of the incident.

According to police, when the suspect reached a spike strip that Lynnwood police has laid down at the intersection of 212th Street Southwest and 44th Avenue West, he pulled into the Mountlake Terrace Mini-Mart, where he exited the motor home and screamed at police to shoot him. Officers were able to subdue the suspect with a Taser and took him into custody at 4:58 p.m., Hawley said.

The man will be booked into Snohomish County Jail on a charge of eluding police. Mountlake Terrace police also responded to the incident.


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