Kirkland teen arrested after chase, crash on I-405
BELLEVUE, Wash. -- Sheriff's deputies used a helicopter to help track down a 15-year-old Kirkland boy who is suspected of driving drunk and leading police on a chase Saturday night.
King County sheriff's spokeswoman Cindi West said the pursuit began about 9 p.m. when a deputy spotted a van with no lights on driving erratically in the southbound lanes of Interstate 405.
When the deputy tried to stop the van, the driver sped off and eventually crashed into a barrier near the ramp to SE 8th Street in Bellevue.
The driver ran from the van and tried to hide in a Public Storage facility east of the freeway. But he was easily spotted by a sheriff's helicopter that was overhead and equipped with an infrared camera.
As you can see in the video above, the crew in the helicopter was able to track the teen and guide police on the ground to where he was hiding.
No one was hurt, and West said the teenager was booked into the Youth Service Center.