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Tuesday, July 16, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Sirens & Gavels

One-armed man on scooter leads police on chase

POULSBO, Wash. (AP) — The Washington State Patrol says a one-armed man driving a scooter led police on chase in Kitsap County on Tuesday.

State Patrol spokeswoman Krista Hedstrom says the 28-year-old man from Poulsbo, Wash., reached speeds of 80 miles per hour on the highway. He was subsequently arrested.

Before the chase, the man had called police to report he'd been shot. When police arrived, the man took off at high speeds.

Hedstrom says the man didn't have gunshot wounds, but did hurt himself when he threw the scooter after troopers caught up to him. The man also pulled four U-turns on the state highway.

The man was arrested on suspicion of felony eluding and driving under the influence, but was taken to the hospital for treatment.

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