The passenger in a car being chased by Pierce County deputies called 911 to tell dispatchers there was a child inside the car, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.
At about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 15, deputies saw a car weaving in traffic in the 6400 block of 224th Street East.
When the deputy turned on their lights, the driver sped away, even turning off their headlights.
Suspecting a DUI, the deputy pursued the car with other deputies, who were able to flatten the tires with stop sticks.
When the car slowed down, a deputy attempted a PIT maneuver near 136th Street East, but they soon received a tip from 911 dispatchers.
The female passenger inside had called 911 to warn deputies there was a 6-year-old child inside.
The deputies continued to monitor the situation, watching from a distance with their lights off, when the car eventually stopped in the 12500 block, striking another car was he pulled into a curb.
The driver, a 44-year-old man with multiple warrants, was arrested.
The warrants include charges of unlawful possession of a firearm, malicious mischief, assault and possession of a stolen vehicle. In addition to the warrants, he was booked on charges of eluding and reckless endangerment.
The child and his mother were safely detained and released.
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