Kitsap deputy’s car flips during chase of suspect

PORT ORCHARD – A Kitsap County deputy’s car crashed and flipped over as deputies pursued a fleeing car at speeds up to 100 mph through mostly deserted roads early Sunday.

The deputy was not hurt.

The fleeing driver later crashed his car and was arrested and booked into Kitsap County Jail for investigation of attempting to elude police, deputies said.

No names were immediately available.

The incident began when a sheriff’s deputy tried to stop a 1989 Honda for traffic violations about 1:30 a.m. The driver pulled away, reaching speeds of up to 100 mph as deputies chased him through south Kitsap County and into Pierce County, then back into Kitsap County.

The driver ran 11 stop signs and turned off his vehicle’s lights during the chase of more than 30 minutes, deputies said.

A second deputy car in pursuit lost traction and struck an embankment, flipping upside down.

The chase was then called off but the lead pursuing deputy soon discovered the Honda overturned. The driver fled on foot but later walked toward the deputy, who handcuffed him.

Associated Press

B.C.: Small plane crashes in Fraser River

Divers searched for most of Sunday afternoon for a small plane that crashed into the Fraser River east of Vancouver. Canadian Coast Guard spokesman Cpl. Wayne Kennedy said there were reports from Delta Heritage Park, where the plane took off, that one man was aboard, but those reports have not been confirmed. Two divers from the Canadian Coast Guard searched a 3-mile stretch of the river for the LA4 Buccaneer amphibious plane, which went down about 1:30 p.m. A Coast Guard auxiliary vessel, a Canadian Forces helicopter and a crane barge were involved in the search, Kennedy said. Canadian police and emergency aid crews were also at the scene.

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