Two men led police on a pursuit a through Lynnwood on New Year’s Eve.
It started about noon when an officer spotted a stolen vehicle on Highway 99 at 200th Street SW. “When the officer attempted to stop the vehicle the car took off,” police spokesperson Shannon Sessions said.
The pursuit led to north Mill Creek, where the officer did a successful PIT maneuver and forced the stolen car to lose control. Both men gave up at that point.
The driver was arrested for eluding and possession of a stolen vehicle. The passenger was detained and questioned.
PIT maneuver? Maybe the folks in LA, what with all the high-speed car chases that happen on an almost daily basis down there, are more familiar with the PIT maneuver. I had to look it up in Wikipedia.
PIT = Precision Immobilization Technique, Pursuit Immobilization Technique, or Pursuit Intervention Technique (among others). “…a method by which one car pursuing another can force the pursued vehicle to abruptly turn sideways to the direction of travel, causing the driver to lose control and stop.”
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