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High-speed chase reaching 114 mph ends in arrest at Federal Way Trader Joe’s

May 23, 2024, 10:56 AM

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(Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol)

(Photo courtesy of Washington State Patrol)

A motorcycle rider was arrested at a Trader Joe’s after initially evading police during a highway pursuit where he, at one point, clocked 114 miles per hour.

Trooper John Dattilo said Washington State Patrol (WSP) called off the chase on the ground, but unbeknownst to the suspect, Smokey, a WSP law enforcement plane, still followed him from above on State Route 167.

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“Smokey was able to follow that motorcycle,” Dattilo told KIRO Newsradio.

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The motorcyclist eventually stopped at a Trader Joe’s parking lot in Federal Way and walked inside. Troopers followed the suspect into the store and arrested him. He faces several charges.

Frank Sumrall is a content editor at MyNorthwest. You can read his stories here and you can email him here.

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