A high-speed chase that started in Smokey Point early Tuesday, Dec. 18, ended when the fleeing vehicle crashed near Lake Samish, according to Washington State Patrol.
A WSP trooper spotted the car driving with what sounded like the car alarm blaring about 2 a.m. along northbound Interstate 5. The trooper tried to pull the car over, but it sped off, starting a chase up the freeway that hit speeds of 84 mph, according to WSP.
Troopers put down spike strips twice, at Anderson Road and Cook Road in Skagit County, to stop the car. The spikes deflated two tires, but the car kept going until the driver lost control and crashed.
The driver, a 38-year-old from Burien, was taken to St. Joseph hospital and then was expected to be booked into jail for investigation of driving under the influence of drugs, eluding police, reckless driving and resisting arrest, according to The Herald of Everett.