High speed chase weaves through Snohomish, King counties

LYNNWOOD, Wash. -- A high speed chase through Snohomish and King counties ended Monday night when police performed a PIT maneuver on the fleeing truck, causing it to roll over.

Nobody was injured in the crash, but police took two men into custody on suspicion of auto theft and eluding, according to Shari Ireton with the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

A Snohomish County deputy on motorcycle patrol first spotted the Toyota Tacoma truck on Highway 99 and Lincoln Way just south of Paine Field. The deputy ran the plates and learned the truck had been reported stolen.

The deputy hit his lights, but the driver refused to pull over and sped away, according to Ireton. The deputy gave chase and was soon joined by Washington State Patrol troopers and more Snohomish County deputies.

The speeding truck briefly drove southbound on State Route 525 before moving to southbound Interstate 405 into King County. The driver then left the freeway, only to get back on I-405 heading northbound in the southbound lanes, Ireton said.

The chase ended near NE 144th Place and 132nd Avenue NE south of Woodinville when officers performed a PIT maneuver on the truck, causing it roll over and slide to a stop.

The driver and passenger, both men in their 20s, were not injured and surrendered to police. They were taken to a local hospital as a precaution.