Man flees scene following high-speed chase that ends in Kirkland

Washington State Patrol troopers arrested a man in Kirkland who tried to evade local police during a high speed chase that began in Snoqualmie at 1 a.m. today.

Police received calls that the driver was driving the wrong way on Snoqualmie Parkway at high speeds. The man then headed toward Interstate 90 west and proceeded to head north on Interstate 405.

Trooper Julie Judson with state patrol said officers terminated the chase as a way to make the suspect think they were no longer chasing him, but caught up with him five to 10 minutes later. The man finally stopped his vehicle near Northeast 85th Street, exit 18, got out and fled.

Officers soon arrested him at 1:11 a.m.

Judson said witnesses reported seeing the man strike barriers on I-405 and some blood was on the suspect at the time of the arrest.

The man may face charges of reckless driving, eluding police and drug or alcohol charges.

The Reporter will update this story as more information becomes available.


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