A man died after jumping off the Highway 520 bridge over Lake Washington early Friday morning. (WSDOT)

A man died after jumping off the Highway 520 bridge over Lake Washington early Friday morning. (WSDOT)

Handcuffed DUI suspect dies in jump from Highway 520 bridge

A trooper tried to grab and hold the man but failed.

Associated Press

SEATTLE — The Washington State Patrol says a handcuffed drunken-driving suspect is dead after jumping from the Highway 520 floating bridge into Lake Washington.

Authorities say a trooper stopped the 31-year-old Kirkland man a little after 1:30 a.m. Friday. After being handcuffed, he resisted being placed in the trooper’s patrol car and then leaped off the bridge.

The trooper tried to grab and hold the man but failed.

The Seattle Police Department’s Harbor Unit retrieved him 42 minutes later and brought him to Harborview Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Seattle police are reviewing the case.

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