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October 1, 2014 at 10:39 AM

Texting driver leads Snohomish County deputies on chase

A man led Snohomish County sheriff’s deputies on a chase Wednesday morning from Lynnwood to Everett after he was seen texting while driving.

A sheriff’s lieutenant saw the man texting on his cellphone while he was driving near the 15500 block of 18th Avenue West near Lynnwood.  The lieutenant signaled for the driver to pull over, but the man sped off on Ash Way, running several stop signs, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was pursued to Casino Road near Everett, where deputies set up a spike strip and flattened the vehicle’s tires. The driver abandoned the car at the 8200 block of Upper Ridge Road and ran off, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The man was arrested a short time later and will be booked into jail for investigation of felony eluding and for an outstanding warrant out of Skagit County, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The car the 26-year-old Lynnwood man was driving was reported stolen to Seattle police.

 

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