Reckless driver led Trooper on pursuit before tossing gun out window
Posted on Friday, July 17th, 2020 at 12:17 pm
BENTON CITY, WA – Washington State Troopers are asking the public for help identifying the driver of a rental car who led a Trooper on a chase and threw a gun out the window.
Yesterday morning a Tri-City trooper caught this car driving recklessly on a county road. The driver didn’t stop and it turned into a pursuit. Seven min. into the pursuit the driver threw a gun out the window (later recovered). When the pursuit entered Benton City, (1 of 2 posts) pic.twitter.com/ms78GL8ZK2
— Trooper C. Thorson (@wspd3pio) July 17, 2020
WSP Trooper Thorson reported that the incident occurred Thursday morning when another Trooper attempted to pull the rental vehicle over for reckless driving. The driver refused to stop and led the Trooper on a short chase.
According to Thorson, the driver tossed his gun out the window, which WSP later recovered.
The Trooper ceased the pursuit once they entered Benton City, but later located the vehicle abandoned in an orchard near Ki-Be High School.
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