Man arrested in connection to New Year’s Eve chase on I-5

He’s suspected of ramming a patrol car before leading police on a high-speed, wrong-way pursuit.

EVERETT — A Snohomish County man has been arrested for investigation of ramming a patrol car on New Year’s Eve and leading law enforcement on a high-speed, wrong-way pursuit on I-5.

A sheriff’s deputy attempted to stop a stolen BMW on Gibson Road, south of Everett, when his vehicle turned up as stolen, according to a Facebook post from the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The driver reportedly made eye contact with the deputy, revved his engine, and rammed the patrol car as he fled.

He led deputies onto Airport Road and then I-5, where he drove the wrong direction in northbound and southbound lanes. Responding police canceled the pursuit, and lost sight of the suspect as he went westbound on 164th Street Southwest.

He was arrested Wednesday around 10 a.m. at a motel near SeaTac and was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude, third-degree assault and a felony warrant.

The deputy whose car was rammed did not suffer any notable injuries.

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