Police: Man arrested after hitting officer, short pursuit

Police: Man arrested after hitting officer, short pursuit
(Lynnwood Police Department)

LYNNWOOD, Wash. — A 46-year-old man was arrested after Lynnwood police said he used his vehicle in an attempt to strike a woman, later hit an officer with his door, smashed into the front of another officer’s car and caused a short pursuit Saturday morning on Highway 99.

Police said officers received a call after 11:30 a.m. about a man who had attempted to strike a woman and her vehicle at a 76 gas station at the corner of 196th Street Southwest and Highway 99.

The woman said the man was yelling profanities at her but she wasn’t hit.

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Officers caught up with the man in the parking lot of a JoAnn Fabrics, but he refused to get out of his van and drove off, hitting an officer with his door, officials said. The man also smashed into a sergeant’s vehicle.

Police said the man started driving the wrong way down Highway 99 but was turned around after an officer performed a stop technique.

A short pursuit started on southbound Highway 99 and ended with several police vehicles pinning the man’s van in the parking lot of a strip mall located in the 22300 block of the highway, officials said.

No one was injured.

The man was taken into custody for investigation of third-degree assault, eluding police, hit-and-run, reckless driving and malicious mischief, police said.