Crime

Puyallup domestic-violence call leads to chase that ends in crash, injuries

Police close a street to investigate a crash after a police chase Sunday in Puyallup.
Police close a street to investigate a crash after a police chase Sunday in Puyallup. Courtesy

A domestic-violence suspect and his apparent victim were hurt Sunday when the SUV they were in rolled during a police chase, Puyallup police said.

Officers who got a call about 1:30 p.m. concerning a domestic violence incident in the 700 block of 18th Street Southwest found the 25-year-old suspect fleeing in the SUV, police said.

The driver tried to ram two officers in separate cars during the short pursuit.

The chase ended when an officer used a maneuver to stop the SUV, which rolled near South Fruitland and Seventh Avenue Southwest, injuring the driver, police said.

Unknown to officers, the woman who apparently was the victim of the domestic violence was in the SUV and suffered injuries, police said.

Both people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No officers were hurt in the incident.

The suspect, who is from unincorporated Pierce County, was booked into jail.

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