LYNNWOOD —The driver is said to have sped through a crowded apartment complex, blasted through red lights and driven straight at pursuing patrol cars as if he was playing “chicken.”
He bailed after wrecking his ride along a Lynnwood street. He reportedly only stopped after he grew tired of running. The man dropped to his knees and gave up at gunpoint.
When the cops searched the suspect that night in October 2016, they found suspected methamphetamine in a pants pocket.
Asked why he ran, the man reportedly nodded toward the drugs.
“That stuff make me do crazy things,” he’s quoted as saying.
The suspect, 41, from Lynnwood, was charged earlier this month with attempting to elude police and possession of a controlled substance.
He not only had nearly 12 grams of meth in his pocket, his blood also tested positive for the drug, deputy prosecutor Lyndie Stone said in Snohomish County Superior Court papers.
The six-time felon already has convictions for trying to elude police and for auto theft.
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