King County Sheriff’s Deputy hurt in White Center chase
Just in from Sgt. John Urquhart of the King County Sheriff’s Office:
A Sheriff’s deputy suffered a severely broken wrist while chasing and trying to arrest a suspected drunk driver. The deputy went to the hospital and the driver escaped.
The incident occurred about 12:30 AM this morning (June 15th) in the White Center neighborhood of unincorporated King County.
The patrol deputy tried to stop a 1993 Cadillac DeVille for possible drunk driving. The car, with four people on-board, took off and refused to stop for lights and siren from the police car.
The chase lasted only a couple of minutes before the car suddenly pulled over and the driver took off running. However the deputy was hot-on-his-heels and managed to grab hold of his jacket. The man turned suddenly and the deputy went to the ground, fracturing his wrist. The suspect kept running. The other occupants of the vehicle were interviewed and released.
The deputy has been with the Sheriff’s Office for three years and is 52 years old. He was treated at Valley Medical Center and released.
The suspect is as a black male in his 30’s about 5’ 10” and 130 lbs. If anyone has information they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 or 9-1-1.
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June 15th, 2011 at 5:28 pm
When the 1993 Cadillac was stopped by the officer, the license plate # was surely recorded.
The alleged drunk driver was able to outrun the sober police officer, knocking him to the ground and fracturing his wrist.
Three passengers where questioned regarding the incedent by police then released.
The last paragraph reads: ” The suspect is as a black male in his 30’s about 5’10” and 130 lbs. If anyone has information they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 or 911″
It would seem that the Sheriffs office should have enough information about the driver of the 1993 Cadillac from the license plate number and interview of three occupants of the vehicle to close the case.
Why is the Sheriffs’ Office (almost always) relying upon the public’s information to solve this/other case(s) for them?
June 16th, 2011 at 5:23 pm
Maybe we do not know all the facts. Gill
June 16th, 2011 at 7:18 pm
/\ agrees that if 3 occupants of the vehicle were questioned, it seems that KCSO would know who the driver was unless the occupants refused to disclose the drivers name. Hope the Deputy recovers soon. He shoud surely be able to indentify the driver. I heard this afternoon that 2 cadillac’s were parked down on 16th Ave SW last night by the pubs closer to 98th St. but not sure if this one was one of them…a friend was at a local pub last night on 16th and told me that they saw 2 cadillacs parked.