Federal Way Police Chase Ends in Collision, Driver Appeared Drunk

drunk driving chase in federal way

A man running red lights refused to stop after police tried to pull him over.

The driver led the police on a chase in Federal Way last night and was eventually arrested.

The man crashed into a patrol car after they rammed him to try and end the chase at South 288th Street and 43rd Place.

Deputies said the pursuit started around 11 p.m.

No one was hurt in the chase. Officers said the driver appeared to be drunk.

Drunk Driving Accident Statistics

In Washington State, 54% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes involve a driver that was under the influence of alcohol. In 2009 265 people in Washington State lost their lives in drunk driving crashes. In Washingon State there is a sharp increase in the number of drunk driving incidents near major holidays.

Drunk driving is one of the leading causes of motor vehicle collisions. According to Mothers Against Drunk Driving, 16,694 people were killed in alcohol-related crashes in the United States in 2004. This figure represents 39% of all traffic incident deaths. In fact, more than 500,000 Americans are injured annually in drunken driving crashes.

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