- Associated Press - Friday, October 3, 2014

FERNDALE, Wash. (AP) - Police in Ferndale, Washington, say a stolen car driver fled from them at speeds that topped 100 mph.

The Bellingham Herald reports (http://is.gd/betE8n ) the man crashed in some grass and ran off Thursday after officers had abandoned the pursuit. Police soon caught and tackled him after a foot chase.

Police Lt. Bill Hatchett says a Whatcom County sheriff’s deputy on foot was hit by the car as it peeled out of a grocery store parking lot. Hatchett says the deputy wasn’t seriously hurt and actually helped get the man in handcuffs a few minutes later.

Police say 27-year-old Dustin T. Owen was arrested for investigation of felony eluding and possession of a stolen car.

Records show he was released from the King County Jail on the evening of Sept. 26.

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Information from: The Bellingham Herald, http://www.bellinghamherald.com

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