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July 21, 2014 at 4:11 PM

Suspected auto thief’s car breaks down in front of SPD headquarters

If there were a dumb criminals’ hall of fame, this guy might be a first-ballot inductee. All he did was drive drunk in a stolen car – the wrong way on a one-way street, we might add — and collide with a car and a Metro bus, according to police. He might have gotten away, except his wrecked car…


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May 23, 2014 at 2:39 PM

Hit-and-run driver strikes mother and child in North Seattle

Seattle police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who hit a mother, her 9-month-old daughter and family dog while they were walking in North Seattle. Police spokesman Patrick Michaud said a vehicle “clipped” the child’s stroller and left the mother hurt. The accident in the 14000 block of 19th Avenue Northeast, near the Jackson Park Golf Course, was reported…


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May 15, 2014 at 1:48 PM

WSP seeking hit-and-run bicyclist in I-90 bridge collision

Hit-and-run drivers come in all shapes and sizes — and modes of transport. In this case, the Washington State Patrol is seeking the bicyclist in this photo because they suspect she was involved in a hit-and-run collision with another bicyclist on April 30 on the west end of the Interstate 90 Floating Bridge. The victim was riding east…


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April 18, 2014 at 3:53 PM

Off-duty SPD officer struck by hit-and-run driver

An off-duty Seattle police officer was struck by a hit-and-run driver in Sodo around 2 p.m. today. The officer, who has not been identified, was directing traffic for a private company at First Avenue South and South Atlantic Street when he was struck, said police spokeswoman Renee Witt. Apparently the driver had driven around a line of stopped cars. When the…


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March 13, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Kirkland man arrested in fatal hit & run incident

A Kirkland man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run death of a woman in Kenmore early Friday. The man, 53,  is being held on $200,000 bail for investigation of felony hit and run. The woman was struck about 7 a.m. while she was crossing Juanita Drive Northeast in an uncontrolled crosswalk at the…


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February 27, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Police believe Vancouver hit-run driver was texting

The Associated Press VANCOUVER, Wash. — Police believe a hit-and-run driver was texting when she ran down a 65-year-old man using a walker in a Vancouver crosswalk. The impact last October fatally injured Stephen Dewey of Vancouver. The suspected driver, 30-year-old Jessica B. VanWechel of Camas was arrested Wednesday night in Camas. The Columbian reports that court papers say she confided…


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February 11, 2014 at 6:34 AM

Tuesday Memo: Puzzling hit-and-run … Bertha down again … Bog battle

Really? They didn’t know? Spokane police say that after a hit-and-run driver struck a man Sunday night, two other vehicles ran over him and may have not known they hit a body. Seriously? Tunnel muncher Bertha delayed again … The giant machine may be on hold until summer for complex repairs. How…


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February 10, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Teen injured by hit-and-run driver in Lacey

The Associated Press LACEY — Police suspect a 17-year-old girl is the hit-and-run driver who injured a 14-year-old boy Monday morning as he was walking in Lacey. Thurston County Sheriff’s Lt. Greg Elwin says the boy was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in serious condition. The Olympian reports the girl was upset when she told officials at…


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