A high speed chase through the streets of Puyallup ended with a State Trooper’s SUV being rammed and flipped over in a crash. Investigators said the chase began with an apparent traffic stop not far from the Washington State Fairgrounds. The crash occurred Monday afternoon at the corner of 4th Street SW and 7th Avenue SW.
The Washington State Trooper attempted to pull over a white pickup truck on Route 512 after witnessing the truck crossing a gore point on the highway illegally. Instead of pulling over, however, the driver suddenly sped off. The Trooper gave chase and attempted to force the pickup driver to pull over but he refused, stating he had to pick up his daughter. The Trooper pursued the pickup truck as it sped upwards of 60 mph in a 35 mph speed zone. The pickup also dangerously passed oncoming cars before running two stop signs. The chase came to a close when the white pickup truck T-boned a second Trooper responding to the earlier call for backup, causing a dramatic crash.
According to the official report, the pickup driver “continued to accelerate after striking the patrol car, forcing the patrol car to roll onto its side.” The pickup driver then fled on foot and was arrested shortly thereafter near a residential property.
The unidentified Trooper, 22, suffered broken ribs from the crash and was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital for treatment.
Pursuit resulted in patrol car crash when suspect hit Tooperz. Patrol car rolled/Troop transported. On my way to scene now Will update soon
— Trooper Guy Gill (@wspd1pio) May 14, 2018
The suspect was taken into custody and jailed in lieu of bail set at $250,000. Drug use is suspected.
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