by: Kevin McCarty Updated:
BREMERTON, Wash. - Bremerton police arrested a man Saturday who police said ran from an officer in his car, then stopped and surrendered, telling the officer he just wanted to see how it felt to run from police.
Sgt. Kevin Crane said the man was spotted driving erratically around 5 a.m. near the intersection of Naval and Burwell.
The officer turned on his lights to pull the man over when the man suddenly hit the gas and drove away at a high rate of speed, Crane said. The officer pursued the speeding car for about a mile, and then terminated the chase for safety reasons, as the man drove into an alley, according to Crane.
Crane said after the officer turned off his lights and slowed down, the driver stopped his car, got out and put his hands above his head and allowed himself to be arrested without resisting.
Crane said the man told the arresting officer, “I just always wanted to do that. I wanted to see what it felt like.”
The man also told the officer he didn’t want him to find the alcohol and marijuana he had in the car with him, Crane said.
Crane said the 21-year-old was booked on charges of driving under the influence, attempting to elude police and reckless driving.