Yakima deputies led on chase, suspect caught when his cell phone lit up while hiding
YAKIMA CO., Wash. — Yakima county deputies were led on a car chase on Wednesday and while they were only expecting to make one arrest, they made two.
According to the Yakima County Sheriff’s Office, just after 6 p.m. a deputy tried to stop a speeding Chevy truck on Harrison Road near the Yakima River Bridge north of Selah.
The driver didn’t stop, and took off towards Kittitas.
Fish and Wildlife officers eventually found the 30-year-old Yakima man hiding in brush when his cell phone lit up.
He was booked for eluding and driving on a suspended driver’s license.
Then, the 64-year-old owner of the Chevy showed up at the scene in another truck.
Officers say it was “obvious” he had driven drunk to the scene because he was uneasy on his feet, smelled of intoxicants, and had urinated in his pants.
Washington State Patrol booked him for DUI.
Both trucks were impounded, the sheriff’s office said.