Man Arrested After High Speed Chase Sunday Morning
A 23-year-old man faces numerous charges after a high speed pursuit that started in Moxee and ended in a Yakima neighborhood on Sunday morning. Yakima County Sheriff's officials say it started at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday when a Moxee officer tried to stop the driver for speeding but he took off leading the officer and deputies on a high speed pursuit that ended when the suspect drove into the city of Yakima. But a short time later a deputy spotted the driver in a Yakima neighborhood and the chase started again. But this time authorities were about to use spike strips to slow the driver. Then the Sheriff’s Office used a marked patrol vehicle to push the suspect’s vehicle until it was inoperable, ending the pursuit.
The suspect fled on foot but was taken into custody after a brief struggle. Deputies were also able to identify the male driver as a 23-year-old Yakima County resident and determine he had multiple outstanding warrants for his arrest. The suspect was later booked into the County Jail for Eluding and Vehicular Assault, along with several other misdemeanor charges. Authorities say the incident is still under investigation and further charges are pending.