Police Chase Hit and Run Driver in Ballard

A Ballard policeman pursued a driver of a Ford pick up truck in Ballard around 10:17pm on Saturday evening after the driver was seen driving erratic on NW 62nd street. According to the SPD Blotter, as police attempted to initiate a traffic stop, the driver tried to back his car up away from police, and ended up hitting the police car, (minor damages were done to the vehicle, the policeman remained uninjured) as well as 3 other parked unoccupied cars as he sped away.

The driver then got out of the truck, which was disabled after damages from the multiple accidents, and fled the scene on foot. Officers followed the man, and caught him on the 1400 block of of NW 63rd Street. The 22 year old man has been detained at King County Jail and awaits investigation of felony as well as investigation for two counts of hit and run. For more information on this incident, visit Seattle Crime News.