Suspect in WMW racing incident is arrested and released | Mercer Island Police Blotter

Police stopped a vehicle identical to the one that fled a high-speed accident scene the previous week. The driver was suspected of street racing two other vehicles on West Mercer Way before one of the vehicles crashed over 70 mph after midnight on May 8.

Police arrested the 20-year-old driver, a Lynnwood resident, for driving with a suspended license and a warrant for reckless driving, at 2:45 a.m., May 15, in the 3700 block of East Mercer Way. The vehicle had expired tabs.

According to the police report,the driver admitted he knew of the high-speed accident, but denied being present and claimed that he had learned of the accident from a friend. He was released after being processed at the MIPD.

May 10

Stolen car: Police recovered a stolen Honda Accord, registered to a Renton man, at 10:29 p.m. in the 3200 block of 80th Avenue S.E. A 66-year-old man reported the vehicle to police, suspecting that it did not belong in the covered area where it was parked. The license plates did not match, as the second plate had been stolen from another vehicle. Police returned the vehicle to the owner and recovered the stolen plate. A Dr. Pepper bottle in the center console cup holder was taken into evidence.

May 12

Car theft: A Honda Accord was stolen overnight in a First Hill neighborhood in the 2700 block of 63rd Avenue S.E. The vehicle belonged to a 45-year-old woman and was stolen from the road in front of her residence.

May 13

Storm damage: Marine Patrol recovered two beach chairs floating in Lake Washington at 5:27 p.m. during a windstorm.

A Mazda’s windshield cracked when struck by a fallen tree branch at 2 p.m. at Mercer Island High School in the 9100 block of S.E. 42nd Street.



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