High-speed deputy chase ends after suspect crashes, runs into barbed wire fence
WAPATO, Wash. - A Zillah man is in jail Tueday morning after deputies said he led law enforcement on a high-speed chase in the lower Yakima Valley.
A deputy with the Yakima County Sheriff's Office (YCSO) noticed the 22-year-old man in a car parked on Thorp Road and informed the suspect of a warrant against him, deputies said.
According to reports, when the man was asked to step out of the vehicle, he instead pushed a woman in the driver's seat out of the car and drove off.
The deputy chased the suspect car onto Interstate 82 and continued west towards the lower valley. Deputies said the suspect's vehicle reached speeds of roughly 100 miles per hour.
The chase continued into Wapato at slower speeds then north onto Hwy 97.
The man eventually lost control of the car at a curve and crashed into a road sign on Parker Bridge Road, deputies said.
The suspect ran from the scene and the deputy chased him, until the man ran into a barbed wire fence.
Deputies say the man was arrested and has been booked into Yakima County Jail on several charges including of attempting to elude, hit and run unattended, resisting arrest, obstructing and the felony DOC Warrant.
The YCSO says they are also investigating a possible DUI related to opioid drug use.