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March 30, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Seattle police arrest man suspected in three hit-and-runs

A 44-year-old man was arrested by Seattle police Saturday morning, accused of three hit-and-run collisions, a string that ended when his Chrysler 300 would no longer run, according to the SPD blotter.

A 47-year-old woman, hurt in the second of the three accidents, was transported to Harborview Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, the blotter said.

The suspect was also injured and taken to Harborview. Police suspect he was driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the blotter said.

The first accident occurred at 12th Avenue and East Cherry Street, according to police. The second, reported just before 6:30 a.m., took place at 12th Avenue South and Boren Avenue. In that accident, the 47-year-old woman’s Ford Explorer overturned after apparently being broadsided, the blotter said.

As officers arrived at that accident, a report came in of another hit-and-run, this one at Rainier Avenue South and South Jackson Street. Officers found the suspect nearby, his car no longer operable. Before getting out of his car – a silver 2006 Chrysler 300 with front-end damage – the suspect put “a handful of crack cocaine” in his mouth, the blotter said.

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