Man arrested for DUI after police pursuit Tuesday

Police were able to pin the driver so they could take him into custody. (Photos courtesy Edmonds police)

A 30-year-old Renton man was taken into custody for suspected DUI and hit and run Tuesday evening after he led officers on a chase that started in Woodway and ended in the 1100 block of 5th Avenue South in downtown Edmonds.

According to Edmonds police spokesperson Comm. Josh McClure, the incident started around 6:30 p.m. when officers were investigating a DUI driver who was passed out behind the wheel “in the middle of the road” at Algonquin and Woodway Park Road. The suspect awoke and fled, leading officers on a supervisor-authorized pursuit toward downtown Edmonds.

Three patrol cars intervened at low speeds to pin the suspect vehicle to preserve pedestrian safety, police said. There was minor damage to police cars but no one was injured.
The 1100 block of 5th Avenue South was closed for a few hours following the Tuesday incident, police said


  1. Thank you for protecting the community Edmonds police! I saw you going quickly to the scene through downtown last night. Had he made it further into the downtown core this could have been terrible.

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