EVERETT — An Everett teen is accused of leading police on a wild, 115-mph chase June 26 from 112th Street SW to Mountlake Terrace and partway back.
At the end, the suspect bailed out of the car and ran, leaving behind four passengers.
They promptly gave up his name, according to police reports.
On Tuesday, the man was arrested by Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies. He was booked into the Snohomish County Jail for investigation of attempting to elude police and possessing a stolen car. He remained behind bars Thursday.
The pursuit last month started shortly before 1 a.m. A deputy reportedly observed a Dodge Durango SUV running multiple red lights, driving 60 mph in a 35 mph zone. The Dodge swerved into oncoming traffic on its way to southbound I-5. The deputy caught up with the Dodge approaching Lynnwood.
“We were traveling about 115 mph,” the deputy wrote.
A Mountlake Terrace police officer joined the chase as it wound into that city. The deputy said that road conditions and other factors made it impossible to safely ram the car, a common tactic used to stop high-speed pursuits.
The Dodge then headed onto northbound Highway 99. Police began preparing spike strips in its path.
The Dodge hit the spikes but continued at about 110 mph, the deputy wrote. By then, it had at least one flat tire.
The deputy rammed the vehicle, but couldn’t get it to stop. The deputy repeated the maneuver, this time bringing the Dodge to a halt.
Police later learned the Dodge was stolen.
They caught up with the man in south Everett this week. He turned 18 in April. The arrest report lists the victim of the alleged crime as “society/public.”
This past November, the man was charged with felony firearm possession as a juvenile. He went missing on an arrest warrant in January. The case was dismissed when he turned 18, though prosecutors noted they could refile charges in adult court, public records show.
In 2016, he was accused of being with a group of young people who were using a gun to rob their peers of clothing and cellphones in Lake Stevens. He was charged with robbery in adult court, and a year ago he pleaded guilty to a lesser offense in the juvenile system.