High-speed police chase ends in Arlington

High-speed police chase ends in Arlington »Play Video
ARLINGTON, Wash. -- A Monroe man is in a whole lot of trouble after leading police on a crazy Tuesday car chase through north Snohomish County.

KOMO viewer Bill Gillam caught part of the chase on camera. The video shows the 23-year-old Monroe man doing a 360 on the road and then continuing on at high speeds.

After leading police up and down city streets and taking them onto I-5, the chase ended after the driver crashed into a guardrail on the Smokey Point Overpass in Arlington.

The excitement didn't end there. After the crash, the man hopped out of his car and ran across the freeway to a shopping center.

Ericia Burnell stopped dead in her tracks when she saw a man running directly toward her.

"I didn't know if he had a gun or what. I was scared because my kids were right there with me," she said. "I knew if he was running from the cops he was liable to do anything."

Several patrol cars converged behind the Smokey Point Motor Inn, where witnesses say the suspect finally gave up.

"He just said, 'I'm done, I'm done. You got me,' and he fell to the ground," said witness Tristan Salter.

Investigators say the man rammed two of their patrol cars when they had him boxed in. Both officers suffered minor injuries. Police say it could have gone much worse, considering speeds reached 100 miles per hour during the chase.