Deputy Fractures Wrist After Chasing Suspected DUI Driver In White Center

A King County Sheriff’s deputy suffered a severely broken wrist while chasing and trying to arrest a suspected drunk driver in White Center early Wednesday morning (June 15).

The deputy went to the hospital and the driver escaped.

Police say the incident occurred about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, when the deputy tried to stop a 1993 Cadillac DeVille for possible drunk driving. The car, with four people inside, took off and refused to stop for lights and siren from the police car.

The chase lasted only a couple of minutes before the car suddenly pulled over and the driver took off running. However, the deputy was hot-on-his-heels and managed to grab hold of his jacket. The man turned suddenly and the deputy went to the ground, fracturing his wrist. The suspect kept running. The other occupants of the vehicle were interviewed and released.

The deputy has been with the Sheriff’s Office for three years and is 52-years old. He was treated at Valley Medical Center and released.

The suspect is described as a black male in his 30s, about 5’ 10” and 130 lbs. If anyone has information they are asked to call the King County Sheriff’s Office at (206) 296-3311 or 9-1-1.

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