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Downtown Vehicular Shenanigans

by izenmania
on 12/6/2008 @ 11:19am
Been a while since I've been to a good high speed chase.

We were standing outside PSP at around 1:30 when we heard quite a few sirens approaching. The number you usually only hear when there are a couple fire trucks and a paramedic on the way. Turns out it was about 6 cop cars. We saw them drive north on what was probably Tacoma Ave. Best guess is that the whole pursuit then cut back on St. Helens just shy of Division, because then a small pickup truck came tearing around the corner in front of us onto 7th.

The first cop car was following a little to close behind, and made the turn wide, skidding on the gravel and dirt of the construction and taking out a few warning markers before running up on the sidewalk and getting stuck. One car stopped to help and the rest carried right on after the truck.

That's all I got... nothing on the Trib site about it yet.

by intacoma on 12/6/2008 @ 11:59am
it wasnt me

by Dave_L on 12/6/2008 @ 12:43pm
Jinkies. I know they don't have 440's, but they've got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks, and six of them couldn't catch a small pickup truck?!?

by izenmania on 12/6/2008 @ 12:55pm
Well, to be fair, I don't know how long they had been chasing him, or how long they were chasing him after. That one peel-out was mostly just because the cop was too close and the turn left caught him off guard.

by Dave_L on 12/6/2008 @ 1:04pm
Yeah, I was just commenting and not being fair either. I think I was there yesterday but had left already; sorry I missed ya. It's fortunate the guy didn't take out the PSP smokers out front or anyone else during the chase.

by Nick on 12/6/2008 @ 6:32pm
Ha! I was wondering why I saw so many flashing lights down on St. Helens . . . mystery solved!

by izenmania on 12/6/2008 @ 11:32pm
It's fortunate the guy didn't take out the PSP smokers out front

Yeah, that would have been pretty much mayhem. Karaoke was just ending so there were a good 20 people hanging out in front at the time.