Driver wreaks havoc in hit-and-run crashes throughout Seattle

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SEATTLE — A 36-year-old man driving “recklessly” was arrested Wednesday after his car hit several vehicles across Seattle and who then pulled a knife on another driver and tried to carjack his vehicle, police said.

The incident began in West Seattle when the man entered a nursing home, knocked everything off a counter, pushed a walker at an employee and then drove away “recklessly,” including on the sidewalk, the Seattle Police Department said in its crime blotter.

A 911 caller said the man’s car hit another vehicle there before the suspect drove off.

Next, he hit another vehicle near Mercer Street and Dexter Avenue North. He kept going.

The suspect then hit a vehicle on Capitol Hill and hit another in the International District, police said.

The man ditched his car in south Seattle and, using a knife, he attempted to carjack a car from another driver but failed, the police said.

Officers found the man near Martin Luther King Jr. Way South and South Walden Street and arrested him, police said.

“The total damage and persons affected are still being tabulated,” the police blotter said.




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