• Woman in stolen Kent police SUV leads police on chase

    By: KIRO 7 News Staff

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    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. - A woman behind the wheel of a stolen Kent police vehicle led officers on a chase across I-90 early Friday, Kent police said.

    Kent officers said that about 2:30 a.m., officers were behind Kentridge High School at 12430 SE 208th St., talking to a man with an arrest warrant and his girlfriend.

    The Washington State Patrol said the two fled, and as Kent police caught up with and arrested the man, the man's girlfriend got into a Kent police SUV and fled.

    The SUV's vehicle locator was activated, which showed the vehicle was on eastbound on I-90. The driver headed over Snoqualmie Pass at high speeds before exiting and getting back onto I-90 heading west, according to troopers.

    Troopers pursued the driver, and Kent police and State Patrol troopers were able to stop the SUV near Snoqualmie and take the 38-year-old woman into custody near the exit to Highway 18.

    Video from the scene showed the airbag had deployed and the SUV was badly damaged.

    The westbound I-90 exit to Highway 18 was closed while officers investigated.

    Kent police said all the vehicle's equipment is accounted for.


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