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John Urquhart

Deputies arrest felony suspect after Shoreline to Bothell pursuit


A suspect driving a vehicle stolen in a car-jacking was arrested in Bothell on Wednesday after leading Shoreline Police on a chase through several cities.


On Wednesday afternoon, Shoreline Police pursued and ultimately arrested a suspect driving a stolen vehicle taken in a recent car-jacking in Seattle.  The pursuit began in Shoreline and ended in Bothell near Thrasher’s Corner, where deputies were able to disable the suspect vehicle and arrested the driver. 


The 26 year old male driver of the stolen Dodge Intrepid was taken to the hospital with minor injuries to his hip after the Intrepid came to rest off the roadway along the 21400 block of Bothell Everett Highway.  He will be booked upon release.


Shoreline Police were alerted to the stolen vehicle by Seattle Police at about 1:30 on Wednesday afternoon.  Deputies located the vehicle in the Richmond Beach area and attempted to stop it.  The vehicle fled through Edmonds, Lynnwood, and into Bothell with deputies pursuing.  Deputies used pursuit immobilization techniques to eventually bring the stolen vehicle to rest in some bushes off the roadway.  King County Sheriff’s Office accident investigators responded to investigate the collision; Seattle Police responded to collaborate in the investigation of the earlier car-jacking.  The closure of a stretch of Bothell Everett Highway for several hours caused significant reroutes for the afternoon commute.


The pursuit lasted approximately 15 minutes and reached speeds of about 70-80 mph on I-5.  Other than the suspect vehicle and patrol cars, no vehicles or property were damaged by the fleeing suspect.  A Shoreline Police deputy who’s vehicle also left the roadway went to the hospital for minor injuries.