Driver arrested after allegedly hitting multiple cars

TULALIP — A suspected drunken driver was arrested on the Tulalip Reservation early Sunday morning after he allegedly smashed into multiple cars and tried to flee from police.

At the time, Tulalip police were participating in statewide “Target Zero” grant-funded emphasis patrols aimed at drunken driving.

About 1:30 a.m. Sunday, an officer working an emphasis patrol was flagged down in the 3300 block of Marine Drive NE, according to court papers.

Two people in a Jeep told the officer they had just been struck by another vehicle. The officer then spotted a silver Acura TRX with extensive damage speeding away.

The officer saw the Acura’s driver blast through a red light, drive the wrong way down the road and pass people without a passing lane, he wrote in the arrest report. By then, other Tulalip officers and Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies were converging on the area.

The Tulalip officer attempted to pull over the Acura, but it sped off. The officer ended the pursuit for safety reasons but continued to follow the car, which soon crashed into a light pole.

A Bothell man, 28, allegedly got out of the car and became belligerent with police.

He reportedly told officers he couldn’t get a drunken-driving conviction because his girlfriend was pregnant.

The man later was booked into Snohomish County Jail for investigation of vehicular assault, hit and run, attempting to elude police, reckless endangerment and driving under the influence.

The same driver is suspected of another hit-and-run collision around the same time, court papers show. Additional details on that crash weren’t available.

Rikki King: 425-339-3449; rking@heraldnet.com

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