Redmond police officers locate man suspected of DUI who fled on foot

A host of Redmond Police Department squad cars were stationed at various intersections of Redmond-Woodinville Road Northeast on Tuesday morning as officers searched for a male suspected of driving under the influence.

According to Lt. Charlie Gorman, the driver fled on foot while being questioned by an officer.

"We had officers set up a perimeter and we were able to locate him within a few minutes. The subject had a warrant for his arrest," said Gorman, noting that police apprehended the man at 8:58 a.m. The man was arrested for drug possession and obstructing and the car was impounded, Gorman added.

According to a Reporter reader, he was driving to work at about 8:35-40 a.m. and noticed approximately six to eight squad cars — with their lights flashing — parked at intersections between Northeast 116th Street and Northeast 90th Street, and along Northeast 90th Street.

Police received a call from a motorist at 8:29 a.m. noting that they witnessed a vehicle swerving in and out of lanes near the intersection of Northeast 85th Street and 154th Avenue Northeast, Gorman said.

Officers arrived on the scene and located the vehicle near the Coho Cafe and EvergreenHealth Primary Care at the intersection of 161st Avenue Northeast and Northeast 90th Street. Officers spoke with the driver and his passengers before the driver exited the car and ran away.



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