Zillah man arrested after high-speed chase ends in crash
WAPATO, Wash. — A Zillah man was arrested on a felony warrant after trying to lose deputies in a high-speed chase that reached about 100 miles per hour.
A Yakima County sheriff’s deputy spotted the 22-year-old car in a car parked in a high-crime area on Thorp Road around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. The deputy recognized the man from previous run-ins.
The man was informed of his outstanding warrant but instead of surrendering, he pushed a female driver out of the car and drove off, according to a news release.
The deputy chased the suspect onto Interstate 82 and continued westbound toward the Lower Valley at high speeds until they reached Wapato. From there, the chase slowed down and continued northbound on Highway 97.
The suspect lost control on a curve on Parker Bridge Road and crashed into a road sign. He got out of the car and ran from the vehicle, so the deputy chased him on foot.
He ran into a barbed wire fence and was taken into custody.
The sheriff’s office booked him at the Yakima County Jail on suspicion of attempting to elude, hit-and-run, resisting arrest, obstructing justice and a felony Department of Corrections warrant.