Crash Landing

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Sequim Gazette

A 74-second pursuit through Sequim ended abruptly when Daniel Davis, 43, of Port Angeles, crashed his truck into a diesel pump at Kettel’s gas station at 194 W. Washington St.


“I’ve had gunshots go off next to my head and that was louder!” said Andrew Van Auken, who works at the station. Van Auken suspects that Davis was trying to use the car wash bays at Kettel’s to evade officers.


Deputy Brian Knutson of the Clallam County Sheriff’s Office saw Davis — who was wanted by the Port Angeles Police Department — driving near the east end of Sequim on Monday evening. Davis refused to stop when Knutson used his emergency lights and instead attempted to elude Knutson through the city. Sequim Police officers caught up to Davis while he wove through traffic and blew through several stop signs.


“It’s kind of a small area but it’s a busy area, I’m glad nobody was hurt,” said Chief Deputy Ron Cameron.


Davis drove east from Fifth Avenue, turned south to Bell Street and north back to Washington Street, where he crashed the truck while making a turn at Kettel’s. The uninjured Davis was arrested on the scene. He faces charges of attempting to elude a police vehicle, a Class C felony, and driving while license suspended, a gross misdemeanor.



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