LYNNWOOD — A man drove the wrong way on the freeway and broke into two homes in an attempt to get away from deputies early Tuesday morning, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.
Around 3:30 a.m., sheriff’s deputies attempted to stop the man for a possible DUI near Highways 525 and 99, north of Lynnwood.
The 25-year-old Edmonds man reportedly didn’t stop. He took off and drove onto southbound I-5. At one point, he drove the opposite direction of traffic in the northbound lanes, a statement from the sheriff’s office said.
Deputies performed a PIT maneuver, a technique where an officer bumps a corner of a patrol car into a corner of a fleeing vehicle, to make the vehicle spin out. The car went off the road near the 23700 block of Cedar Way in Mountlake Terrace.
The suspect ran away from the car while his passenger, a 40-year-old man from Seattle, stayed behind.
The younger man reportedly broke into two homes while running from deputies. A police dog found him a street away from the crash, prowling a vehicle in the 23800 block of 44th Avenue West.
He was arrested for investigation of stealing a car, attempting to elude, driving under the influence and two counts of burglary. He also had a felony warrant.
In the past four years, the man has been convicted of six crimes related to stolen cars in Snohomish and Kittitas counties.
The vehicle he was driving was reported stolen in Snohomish County.
The passenger did not appear to be booked into jail.
Deputies couldn’t find a third man who was believed to be in the car. They believe he was let out sometime during the pursuit.