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911 | Police: Driver arrested after allegedly trying to run over pedestrians in dispute over Capitol Hill street performer

 

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  • Alleged SUV assault: A former Capitol Hill business owner was taken into custody early Saturday after police say he drove his SUV onto a sidewalk and allegedly tried to run over two people along Bellevue Ave in an attempted assault sparked by a confrontation with a street performer. According to SPD, the 2 AM Saturday incident started with some kind of dispute between the driver and the performer in which the suspect allegedly use a racial slur. Police say a man and woman confronted the man who made threatening statements. “A short time later, witnesses saw the suspect behind the wheel of an SUV as he drove up onto the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Bellevue Avenue toward the two victims,” the police brief on the arrest reads. Police say the driver allegedly made a u-turn and “unsuccessfully attempted to strike the victims again” before driving from the scene. The victims told police they escaped by ducking into a nearby store. Police say the driver returned to the scene on foot before fleeing once more. Officers found the SUV parked nearby and used registration information to track down and arrest the suspect in Queen Anne. According to King County Jail records, the man was booked for investigation of assault and held until being released Tuesday morning. The 46-year-old suspect, who previously has been part owner of Capitol Hill food and drink businesses, has not been charged. There were no reported serious injuries in the incident.
  • Judkins Park fight: A fight involving multiple juveniles brought a large police response and television media to Judkins Park Monday. Police were called to the report of a group of young people fighting in the park around 12:30 PM. “When officers attempted to engage with potential victims the group became hostile,” the SPD brief on the incident reads. Seattle Fire was called to the scene to treat non-life threatening injuries and at least one person was taken into custody, according to East Precinct radio updates.
  • Deadly I-5 crash: The southbound lanes of I-5 were shut down for nearly six hours Tuesday morning after a victim in an early morning crash fell into the waters below the Ship Canal Bridge. WSDOT says the two-car rollover DUI crash happened around 4:40 AM in the freeway’s southbound lanes. One of the victims was missing after the crash. SPD divers recovered the body in the water below the bridge and the freeway was reopened around 8 AM. The Washington State Patrol said the surviving driver was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.
 

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NeedMoreInput
NeedMoreInput
6 months ago

Wait, I think we need more details of this I-5 crash. How did someone get in a rollover accident and then end up in the water 200ft below? There are some pretty tall barriers on that bridge…sounds horrific.

Nomnom
Nomnom
5 months ago
Reply to  NeedMoreInput

The poor man’s car broke down and he got out alongside it. A drunk driver hit the car, hitting the victim with his own car and then up and over the railing of the bridge.