Sedro-Woolley, WA– An Officer with the Sedro-Woolley Police Department was patrolling the downtown area around 10:10 p.m. on the evening of April 26th, 2018 when a vehicle pulled out directly in front of the Officer’s marked patrol vehicle, before peeling out and taking off Westbound on Ferry Street at a high rate of speed.
The Officer activated his emergency lights and sirens and the driver failed to yield to the emergency lights as it turned Eastbound on Highway 20. The Sedro-Woolley Officer followed behind the vehicle until it pulled into a residence on F&S Grade Road. Additional Sedro-Woolley Officers responded to the area to assist and a male driver and male passenger were taken into custody by the Officers.
Both males were found to be intoxicated and the vehicles driver was arrested and processed for Driving Under the Influence. Officers believe he was under the influence of Alcohol and Marijuana. The passenger was ultimately released and will not face charges.
The unidentified driver was booked into the Skagit County Community Justice Center for suspicion of Driving Under the Influence and Felony Attempting to Elude Officers.
Sedro-Woolley Police posted on their official Facebook Page that this is the sixth eluding incident that Sedro-Woolley Officers have been involved in since the beginning of the year. Five of those incidents have resulted in felony arrests. The other incident is still under investigation. No Injuries have resulted from the incidents with the exception of minor injuries to one of the suspect from Taser probes being deployed during the incident.