After 11:00 pm last night (Tuesday, 22 Aug), a vehicle was measured at 40 mph in a 25 mph zone southbound on Washington Ave N. An attempt to stop the vehicle led to a pursuit through Orting. The vehicle upon leaving Orting accelerated to an estimated speed of 80 mph. The fast-moving vehicle lost control, when it attempted to avoid a second vehicle. The vehicle then left the roadway and collided with a stationary object. The driver of the speeding vehicle “bailed” from his disabled vehicle and ran in an attempt to escape apprehension. Orting received K9 assistance from Pierce County for the search of the suspect.
The intoxicated & non-licensed driver was arrested a short time later. An observation of the wrecked vehicle through its windows, revealed what appeared to be an amount of drugs inside. A search warrant has been acquired for the vehicle.