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May 10, 2012 at 4:40 PM

Edmonds man arrested after 150-mph chase on I-5

The (Centralia) Chronicle

An Edmonds man was arrested Wednesday morning after allegedly leading police on a chase that reached speeds of 150 miles per hour and spanned about 50 miles on Interstate 5.

The car, a 2012 silver Chevrolet Camaro, was reported stolen from the Hertz rental car company at Sea-Tac International Airport at 11:30 p.m., according to reports.

The Thurston County Sheriff’s Office said the pursuit started when a deputy spotted two subjects standing outside a car parked on a ramp of U.S. Highway 101 at about 2 a.m.

The officer turned on his emergency lights and approached the Camaro, but before the officer could get out, one of the individuals jumped into the car and drove away.

The suspect drove south on Highway 101 then merged on I-5 southbound for about 40 miles. The police used spike strips at mile post 59, near Vader, to end the chase.

The driver, identified by police as David Jin Lee, 23, of Edmonds, was arrested and transported to the Thurston County Jail.

 

 

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