Pierce County prosecutors on Wednesday charged a man accused of leading deputies on a high-speed chase in Spanaway and ramming at least two patrol cars.
David Alcon, 37, is charged with felony eluding, three counts of second-degree assault and two counts of hit-and-run. He was ordered jailed on $200,000 bail.
Charging papers gave this account:
The pursuit started about 12:40 p.m. Tuesday after a deputy spotted Alcon doing doughnuts in a field and pulled up to talk to him.
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Alcon sped away down 224th Street East and hit another car. He then drove into oncoming traffic at 80 miles per hour, ran a red light and slammed on his brakes before swerving and striking the deputy’s patrol car.
When another deputy arrived to help, Alcon drove straight toward the second patrol car, forcing the deputy to veer out of the way. Alcon hit a third deputy’s patrol car and forced him to drive through the grass at Bethel Middle School.
Eventually the deputies forced Alcon’s car to a stop but not before he slid into a cable box and natural gas pipeline. Damages were estimated at $20,000.
Alcon struggled with deputies when they took him into custody and had to be shocked with a stun gun at the hospital because he was “uncooperative,” documents show.
No deputies were hurt during the chase.