Kirkland boy arrested after crashing car on I-405, running from police | VIDEO

A 15-year-old Kirkland boy was arrested on Saturday after crashing on Interstate 405 and running from police.

The boy, suspected of driving under the influence, got onto the freeway southbound in a red Ford van and a King County sergeant saw him driving with no lights on. The sergeant followed the vehicle and watched the driver swerve abruptly. When the policeman attempted to stop the van, a pursuit ensued, according to King County spokeswoman Cindi West.

Then the van crashed into a barrier near the Southeast 8th Street onramp and the suspect fled on foot.

But a King County helicopter was able to locate the boy as he ran, jumped a fence, hid on a roof of a storage unit and attempted to hide at around 9 p.m. that night.

The helicopter helped police find him, who eventually booked him into the Youth Service Center - a juvenile detention center.


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