FERNDALE, Wash. — A Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office deputy attempted to stop a car in the area of W Smith Road and LaBounty Drive tonight, Friday, May 24th, shortly before 9:30pm. But the driver of the car pulled away northbound on LaBounty according to radio transmissions. He led the pursuing deputy through the Grocery Outlet parking lot before heading east on Main Street. He was reported to be going about 60mph when the deputy called off the pursuit by the Pilot Travel Center.
Other units, including Ferndale Police, took up positions along W Axton Road and reported seeing the car crash in the area of 900 W Axton Road and the driver fleeing on foot.
A perimeter around the area was set up and a K-9 unit located the suspect within minutes of the crash. A Whatcom County Fire District 7 aid unit was dispatched to the 5800 block of Aldrich Road treat the suspect for dog bite wounds.
No further details were available as of the publishing of this story since law enforcement had yet to book the suspect into Whatcom County Jail.