Police arrested a man at an Aberdeen home last night after terminating a high-speed pursuit that began in Hoquiam. Sgt Jeff Salstrom said it began just before 11 PM Wednesday night. An officer attempted to stop a 1990 Ford Ranger occupied by two people in West Hoquiam for a traffic violation. The truck sped down Simpson Avenue heading east, toward Aberdeen, crossing a block South to Aberdeen Avenue for a portion of the chase. Salstrom said when the vehicle reached North Park Street in Aberdeen it traveled a block further east and turned south the wrong way on US Highway 101 at North Alder Street. The speed and wrong way nature of the chase caused police to terminate their pursuit.
A short time later a Sergent from the Aberdeen Police Department located the vehicle abandoned in an alley in the 100 block of South Lincoln Street. Aberdeen Police K9 tracked two suspects to two nearby homes where one man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from the Department of Corrections. Salstrom said that the vehicle was impounded and the investigation continues.