1 p.m. Update: We’re learning more about this morning’s chase. Mill Creek police first pursued the stolen car but terminated the pursuit.
The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office got involved near 148th St. SE and Seattle Hill Road (just east of Mill Creek) when a deputy spotted the Subaru and tried to stop it. The pursuit went along 128th St. SW and later 164th St. SW in the Lynnwood area, where the suspect tried to hit a deputy’s patrol car. The deputy took evasive action so there was only minor damage. That’s when he got on I-5 headed southbound. He eventually crashed south of Northgate.
The suspect is believed to be responsible for some burglaries in the Snohomish County and Eastside areas. He’s being treated for minor injuries and then will be booked for eluding, vehicular assault and possible other charges.
A police pursuit that started at 9:30 a.m. just east of Mill Creek ended around 10 a.m. ago on I-5 just south of Northgate.
It began when a deputy spotted a suspect that Mill Creek Police had probable cause to arrest for eluding. The deputy tried to stop the suspect in his car, but he took off.
He entered southbound I-5 at 128th Street SW, then drove his small black sedan on the freeway through Lynnwood and Mountlake Terrace. Just south of Northgate he crossed the median and went into the northbound lanes where he struck a small freight truck. No serious injuries are reported.
The suspect, a man in his early 20’s, suffered some cuts to his face and was taken to the hospital before being booked into jail.
Three lanes on northbound I-5 are closed during the investigation.