The incident began at about 10:30 p.m. Tuesday when the man, who was driving a small truck and trailer, refused to pull over for a traffic stop on Alaskan Way.
Instead, he drove through a gate at the Colman Dock ferry terminal and began going around in circles.
Witnesses said the man kept going and going - and just wouldn't stop. Every time he drove past, he yelled that he wanted to see the governor.
Ferry service to and from Colman Dock was suspended as a precaution as the man kept circling the terminal and shouting through his open window.
Eventually police threw down some spike strips, and the man ran over them, flattening the tires.
A witness, John Aitchison, says, "The door on the trailer opened up and a bunch of the stuff spilled out. I'm not sure what it was - whatever he had in there. And then he took off (on foot) around the other side of the terminal, did a loop and headed out the front gate."
But the man didn't get far. An officer tackled him beneath the Alaskan Way Viaduct and he was taken into custody. He was later booked into King County Jail for investigation of felony eluding.