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Suspected DUI Driver Hits Police Car Chasing Thieves

On Monday, September 1, a woman called 911 to report that her car had been stolen by two men after she left it running outside a SODO auto parts store in Seattle. When police found and attempted to pull over the vehicle in West Seattle at 21 st Ave. SW and SW Henderson St., the two suspects jumped out and fled the scene on foot. Police officers were unable to apprehend the suspects.

During the chase, an officer responding to the call for backup made a U-turn at SW Barton St. and 35 Ave. SW. As he completed the turn, the patrol car was T-boned by another vehicle on the passenger side, according to Seattle Police.

Medics from the Seattle Fire Department responded to the scene and evaluated the officer, the other driver, and her passenger, an 11-year-old girl. Seattle Fire transported the girl via ambulance to Harborview Medical Center after she complained of a headache and nausea. The police officer was unharmed in the crash.

Officers called a Drug Recognition Expert to the scene to evaluate the driver, and she was later arrested for driving under the influence.

If you or a loved one is charged with driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, don't wait to discuss your case and defense options with an experienced Seattle DUI lawyer. Conviction could seriously impact your finances and freedoms, so make sure you enlist the defense of an attorney who will aggressively protect your rights.

Attorney Jonathan Dichter has defended clients in Western Washington against misdemeanor and felony DUI charges for more than a decade, and he has the legal knowledge and trial skill needed to effectively challenge the state's allegations against you. DUI Heroes is available to help 24/7 and represents clients throughout King County, Snohomish County, and the surrounding areas. Schedule a free consultation by calling (425) 296-9358!