An intoxicated 23-year-old Marysville man who crashed a rented Lamborghini while fleeing police officers in Edmonds was booked into Snohomish County Jail Saturday night. A 20-year-old woman who was a passenger in the vehicle was also arrested and booked for being a minor in possession of alcohol.
According to Edmonds police spokesman Sgt. Josh McClure, the incident started Saturday, Aug. 12 around 11:30 p.m. in the 500 block of Main Street. An Edmonds police sergeant saw the 2015 Lamborghini stopped in the middle of Main Street, with the female passenger leaning out the window holding a beer.
The sergeant told the driver to pull over, but the driver instead drove away. Other police officers, who were in the area as part of a “safety emphasis” related to the annual Taste of Edmonds, saw the vehicle run several stop signs in the downtown area, and they attempted to stop it on 5th Avenue. After the Lamborghini took off, police initially pursued the vehicle, but terminated the chase “due to speed and safety factors,” McClure said.
The Lamborghini was found a few moments later at 226th Street Southwest and State Route 104, where it had crashed into the rear end of another vehicle. Both the driver and passenger in the Lamborghini were taken into custody without further incident. “Parties from the other vehicle were shaken but OK,” McClure said.
The Lamborghini, which police said sustained “significant damage,” had been rented by the driver’s brother for a family event earlier in the day.
The man was processed for DUI and also booked into Snohomish County Jail for attempting to elude a police vehicle.