Man in stolen pickup leads chase from Lynnwood to Renton

LYNNWOOD — No one was injured Monday morning when the driver of a stolen pickup led police on a 30-mile chase down I-405 from Lynnwood to Renton.

The chase began about 7:25 a.m., Washington State Patrol trooper Mark Francis said. A trooper tried to pull over the 1994 Toyota for driving 78 mph in a 60 mph zone on southbound I-5 at 164th Street SW. The driver sped off. One other man also was in the truck.

The chase continued down I-405, with the pickup reaching speeds of 95 mph, Francis said. Troopers ahead of the fleeing truck were alerted and threw spiked strips onto I-405 in three different spots in Bellevue, but the tactic didn’t work.

In Renton, only a couple of miles from the I-5 interchange, a trooper used his patrol cruiser to deliberately nudge the rear of the fleeing truck from the side. The “PIT” maneuver cased the truck to spin out and stop.

A Seattle man, 25, who allegedly was driving the truck was arrested. So was his companion, although details on that man weren’t immediately available. A check of the truck’s license plate showed it had been stolen.

The carpool lane was blocked for 30 minutes while the scene was cleared but traffic was light, Francis said.

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