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February 18, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Hit-and-run driver chased down in Queen Anne

A suspected hit-and-run driver was chased down on foot and arrested after he crashed a car while fleeing from police in Lower Queen Anne early this morning, Seattle police reported.

The incident began when an officer attempted to stop the car on First Avenue North shortly after midnight. The driver of the Kia Spectra fled and ran two red lights before crashing into a parked car in the 300 block of Queen Anne Avenue North.

The pursuing officer called for help when he saw three occupants, including at least two holding handguns, run from the car. The driver was soon apprehended and taken to a hospital when he complained of medical problems. When he is released from the hospital, he will be booked into jail for investigation of hit and run, driving under the influence and obstructing an officer, police said.

The two other men who ran from the scene were not immediately found. A fourth man, who remained in the car, was questioned and released.

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