Sequim police led on high-speed chase

A woman driving with expired tabs led Sequim police on a brief high-speed chase on U.S. Highway 101 on Sunday, Sept. 24, Detective Sgt. Sean Madison said.

The unidentified woman reached speeds of about 100 mph in a 2000 Mercury Cougar as she traveled eastbound on the highway, Madison said Monday.

Dispatchers received a report of a fleeing vehicle at River Road and Highway 101 at 4:16 p.m. Sunday, according to the Peninsula Communications log.

The pursuing officer discontinued the chase about a half-mile east of the Sequim Avenue exit.

The chase was discontinued based on the nature of the originating offense, the time of day and the speed of the pursuit, Madison said.

“It was prudent,” Madison said. “The speeds were such that the officer just discontinued it. We believe we know who the driver was.”

The chase originated at the Home Depot store on West Washington Street. It lasted about 2½ minutes, Madison said.

Rob Ollikainen is a reporter with the Olympic Peninsula News Group, which is composed of Sound Publishing newspapers Peninsula Daily News, Sequim Gazette and Forks Forum. He can be reached at 360-452-2345, ext. 56450, or at rollikainen@peninsula dailynews.com.

More in News

Effort to move Olympic National Park goats to new home is underway

Olympic National Park’s mountain goats have begun a historic journey back to… Continue reading

Clallam PUD commissioners select Haffner’s replacement

Out of what they called a pool of experienced and talented candidates,… Continue reading

School staff rallies for pay

Classified staff at Sequim School District want their piece of the McCleary… Continue reading

Proposed health cuts endanger OMC’s Sequim campus funding

Leaders with Olympic Medical Center urge people to comment on a Centers… Continue reading

Nonprofit training session set

Let’s Go Legal, a training designed to help board members and staff… Continue reading

Land trust lanuches farmland conservation campaign

The North Olympic Land Trust is looking to go big with its… Continue reading

Postal Service hires new Sequim Postmaster Rob Garfinkle

If a package, newspaper, utility bill or love letter is on its… Continue reading

Local law officers intercept drugs intended for prison

The Olympic Peninsula Narcotics Enforcement Team and local law enforcement entities arrested… Continue reading

Police blotter — Sept. 19, 2018

The weekly police blotter includes incidents that occurred in the City of… Continue reading

Most Read