End of police chase slows traffic on eastbound SR 520

CLYDE HILL, Wash. — The conclusion of a police chase jammed traffic on eastbound State Route 520 in Clyde Hill Friday morning.

The chase ended at about 6 a.m. Friday, just east of 92nd Avenue Northeast, according to Trooper Rick Johnson.

A man was taken into custody.

Johnson said the driver of a stolen SUV led officers on an “extremely short first pursuit,” before officers used a PIT maneuver to try to stop the driver, who was heading the wrong direction.

The first attempt to stop the driver failed, but a second PIT maneuver was successful.

Police activity blocked all but one right lane for about two hours, slowing traffic to a crawl.

All lanes reopened at 7:52 a.m.