North Seattle

Police: Meth dealer arrested after ramming cop car

SEATTLE -- A methamphetamine dealer was arrested Sunday night after ramming a patrol car near Northgate Mall in an attempt to escape officers, according to the Seattle Police Department.

According to police, officers posing as customers agreed to meet the suspect in order to purchase an ounce of meth for $1,100.

When the suspect pulled into the parking lot in a 2003 Mercedes, officers attempted to arrest him.

The suspect tried to get away by ramming a patrol car twice, but was eventually pinned in by other cars and arrested, according to police.

A search warrant reportedly turned up meth and $500 in the suspect's Mercedes, and he was booked into King County Jail for investigation of drugs, eluding and vehicular assault.

One officer suffered a minor injury when the patrol car was rammed.