• Police halt fleeing suspect with PIT maneuver on I-405


    RENTON, Wash. - After a high-speed chase and failed attempts to halt a suspect in a fleeing vehicle, a trooper used a PIT maneuver on busy Interstate 405 to finally stop the truck.

    The chase began around 7:20 a.m. Monday after troopers clocked a pickup truck going 78 mph on Interstate 5 in Lynnwood.  

    The driver refused to stop and troopers ran the license plate and discovered the 1994 Toyota pickup had been reported stolen.

    Several troopers joined the chase as it continued southbound on I-405 for nearly 30 miles.

    Trooper Mark Francis said spike strips were used at three different locations in an attempt to stop the truck.

     Officers chased the car to Renton near State Route 167, where the PIT maneuver was used to halt the truck, which spun around and came to rest on the left shoulder.  Multiple police cars swarmed the scene.

     I-405 was closed for a short time while police took a passenger and the 25-year-old driver into custody.  Police said the 25-year-old man's driver's license was revoked and a firearm was found in the truck.  

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