Police: Woman arrested after driving on sidewalk, crashing into gas station

Police: Woman arrested after driving on sidewalk, crashing into gas station

SEATTLE — A 20-year-old woman was arrested on Monday after police said she fled and crashed into a gas station in North Seattle.

Around 8:30 a.m., police said the woman drove a silver Audi onto a sidewalk while she was involved in a dispute with a pedestrian.

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Police said they spotted the car at North 143rd Street and Greenwood Avenue North and noticed it had significant front end damage and was smoking and leaking fluid.

"When officers activated their vehicle's emergency lights, the Audi driver abruptly turned onto Greenwood Avenue and sped away," a spokesperson for the Seattle police department wrote in a blotter post.

Police said they followed the woman to the 14400 block of Greenwood Avenue North where she lost control and crashed into a gas pump.

The woman then took off running but officers were able to take her into custody, police said.

No one was seriously injured in the incident.

According to police, the woman said she ran because she was a student driver and did not have a license.

Police, however, said they were unable to find an application for a license or a permit under her name.

Officers said they also found a small bag of what they suspected to be methamphetamine under the driver's seat.

"Police also determined the pedestrian involved in the earlier dispute was the woman's boyfriend, but are still investigating the nature of the incident," police said.

The woman was booked into the King County Jail on investigation of eluding police and for outstanding felony warrants.

Police said she was also cited for a hit-and-run after hitting the fence of a business and for another collision on Phinney Avenue.

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