A man accused of leading Tacoma police on a high-speed chase Friday has pleaded not guilty to vehicular assault, attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, unlawful possession of a controlled substance and third-degree driving on a suspended license.
William Dahl, 27, remained in jail Tuesday in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The chase started about 11 p.m. when officers learned that a homicide suspect was a passenger in Dahl’s car. Officers pulled Dahl’s car over at 107th Street and Pacific Avenue and ordered the men inside to put their hands on their heads.
As an officer stepped out of his unmarked vehicle, the car sped away.
Dahl drove into oncoming traffic and ran nine red lights before his car hit a curb and spun out of control, according to charging documents.
As officers caught up, Dahl took off and struck a pickup as he ran the stop sign at 43rd and D streets. The pickup driver was knocked unconscious and taken to the hospital.
Dahl and his passenger were arrested. Police said a bag of methamphetamine was found in Dahl’s pants pocket.
A police spokesman was unable to provide any information about the homicide suspect who was in the car.stacia.glenn@ thenewstribune.com