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The Today File

Your guide to the latest news from around the Northwest

October 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM

No lights? No license? No problem — for Seattle police

Note to miscreants and would-be miscreants:

If you absolutely have to drive around late at night with a suspended driver’s license — along with a pair of passengers who are wanted on warrants and a handgun stashed in your car — for the love of Mike turn on your damn headlights.

Certainly that’s sound advice. But it comes too late for these guys:

Seattle police arrested three men and confiscated a handgun early Friday during a traffic stop in the Yesler Terrace neighborhood.

Officers became suspicious when they spotted the car cruising around with its headlights switched off about 1:30 a.m. near Broadway and Boren Avenue, according to police. The officers stopped the car and discovered the 24-year-old driver had a suspended license.

When officers ordered him out of the car, he responded by trying to run away.

But in keeping with the overall theme of the situation, the driver tripped and fell. He was promptly arrested.

The officers also discovered that two of the three passengers in the car were wanted on arrest warrants. They were arrested and booked into the King County Jail.

The third passenger was not arrested.

The driver was jailed for operating the car with a suspended license.

And the handgun? It turned up during a search of the car. Police promptly confiscated it.

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