EVERETT — Police chased a pickup truck from Everett to Lynnwood early Friday after the driver rammed two law-enforcement vehicles.
No one was hurt.
Officers were called to the 200 block of 100th Street SW around 2:30 a.m. A man had broken a window at his ex-girlfriend’s apartment, Everett police Sgt. Maryjane Hacker said. Police found the man, 45, in a nearby parking lot. As they approached him, he reportedly threw his truck in reverse and rammed a patrol car.
The officer inside was not injured, but the vehicle was too damaged to drive.
The suspect pulled into the roadway, jumping a median and striking a guide wire attached to a utility pole, Hacker said.
A Washington State Patrol trooper stationed just south of Everett was listening to the incident unfold on the radio, said trooper Heather Axtman. Shortly after, he saw the truck merge on to I-5 and head south.
He turned on his emergency lights and followed. The truck eventually exited on 164th Street SW in Lynnwood. The fleeing truck lost control near Alderwood mall and came to a stop facing the trooper’s vehicle. The man put the truck in drive and struck the trooper head on, Axtman said. The trooper wasn’t injured. The suspect jumped from the truck. The trooper ran after.
The man was arrested in a nearby construction site. He was taken to the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of 15 potential crimes, including assault, drug possession and harassment.
The man has a long history of felonies, including forgery, identity theft and possession of stolen property.
Caitlin Tompkins: 425-339-3192; firstname.lastname@example.org