Story Updated: Unsecured Load Call Starts in North Bend and Ends with WSP PIT Maneuver in Seattle

Update 8:23 am from the Snoqualmie Police Department : “This was called in by Les Schwab employees about an unsafe vehicle that should not be on the roadway. Officers arrived and requested the driver not leave the parking lot until the vehicle could be made safe (immensely overloaded and not tied down properly).  He claimed he was a sovereign citizen and drove away.  He went east on NB Way toward Truck Town and the officers attempted to stop him, but he did not and just drove the speed limit and not reckless.  They turned off their emergency lights and when he turned onto westbound I90 they attempted to get him to stop again with no compliance.  WSP picked up the truck at exit 25 (2 Troopers) and they attempted to stop him all the way into Seattle where they pitted him and it turned on it’s side causing a disaster for traffic.”

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Original Story:

In the early evening of Tuesday, May 11th, the Snoqualmie police made a traffic stop for an unsecured load initiated by workers at Les Schwab. When the vehicle stopped, the driver said he didn’t have a license and took off.

The local police followed the vehicle in a slow-speed pursuit eastbound North Bend Way and eventually on to I90 westbound.

The Washington State Patrol took over the chase around SR 18 and used the PIT maneuver to end the pursuit on the westbound I90 ramp to 4th Avenue.

The driver was convinced to comply with police after about 20 minutes and the Seattle Fire Department extricated him from the car. He was taken to the hospital with an ankle injury and is under arrest for felony eluding and is being investigated for possible impairment.

This story is ongoing and more information will be added as it unfolds.

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