A Lynnwood man allegedly backed into an Edmonds Police officer’s patrol SUV during an attempted traffic stop Wednesday morning. (Edmonds Police Department)

A Lynnwood man allegedly backed into an Edmonds Police officer’s patrol SUV during an attempted traffic stop Wednesday morning. (Edmonds Police Department)

Traffic stop turns into short, high-speed fleeing, dog track

A driver backed into an Edmonds cop’s SUV, then crashed. A police dog found him hiding in a tree.

EDMONDS — A would-be traffic stop turned into a car crash and police dog chase early Wednesday morning.

An Edmonds Police officer attempted a traffic stop at Olympic View Drive and Wharf Street around 4:40 a.m. The driver, a 27-year-old Lynnwood man, allegedly backed into the patrol SUV and sped off.

The car crashed a couple of blocks away and was found by a Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office deputy in the 22100 block of Locust Way.

A police dog tracked the driver, who was hiding in a tree. He was arrested for investigation of eluding police and vehicular assault.

Two other men, passengers in the vehicle, also were arrested on warrants.

The officer was not injured.

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