Spikes in Snoqualmie end wild evening car chase... a mile later

A white 1997 Mazda pickup truck led State Patrolmen and Snoqualmie Police on a lengthy chase before being forcibly stopped on Railroad Avenue in the downtown area Monday evening, Feb. 6. Snoqualmie Police deployed spike strips in the 6400 block of Railroad Avenue to end the pursuit.

The truckcame to a stop about a mile from the spike strips, with both front tires flat.

The incident began around 8:25 p.m., when Snoqualmie Police were asked to assist the State Patrol in stopping the vehicle, westbound on I-90. The report does not state why multiple patrol cars were pursuing the vehicle.

Snoqualmie Police deployed the spike strips at Exit 25 from I-90, at the bottom of Snoqualmie Parkway, but the vehicle did not take the exit. Instead, it continued westbound, still pursued by several highway patrol vehicles. A few minutes later, the officer was notified that the vehicle had taken the Preston exit (Exit 22), had passed through Preston and Fall City, and was returning to Snoqualmie on S.R. 202.

When the officer heard the sirens and identified the returning vehicle as the suspect, around 8:40 p.m., he set the trap again, and the truck drove over the spikes.

State Patrol officers took the driver into custody.


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