Video: Guardian One’s view of Saturday night pursuit on 509

Saturday night, readers in the Highland Park and South Park areas messaged us about a helicopter; it wasn’t a mystery for long, because shortly thereafter, the King County Sheriff’s Office Guardian One crew tweeted that it was the resolution of a pursuit involving Burien Police. Checking their feed just now while investigating a NEW helicopter report (Delridge area, noontime, gone before we arrived), we discovered they’re sharing the Guardian One view of the pursuit via video uploaded to YouTube (if you can’t see the embedded version above, go here). When the video begins, the chase is headed north – then the suspect’s car U-turns and heads south.

3:33 PM: We asked KCSO for more on the incident. From Deputy Charlie Akers:

A deputy was behind a car in the 12800 block of northbound 509. The car was traveling about 15 MPH under the speed limit and was weaving across the roadway. Believing the driver was DUI, the deputy tried to stop the car and the chase was on. Before the Guardian 1 arrived, the chase exited the freeway and went down surface streets. The driver also evaded spike strips that were deployed. A PIT maneuver was used when the lead deputy believed the driver was slowing down to do another u-turn down a on-ramp in the wrong direction. A 26 year old Burien man was taken into custody for investigation of Felony Eluding. It did not appear to the deputies on scene that the driver was DUI. The case was sent to detectives for follow-up and filing of charges.

3 Replies to "Video: Guardian One's view of Saturday night pursuit on 509"

  • happy October 28, 2013 (2:33 pm)

    Great video– thank you for sharing it!

  • miws October 28, 2013 (4:32 pm)

    Yes, thanks for sharing!


    I have the Bad Boys, Bad Boys, earworm now! ;-)



  • sam-c October 29, 2013 (9:58 am)

    it was interesting to watch that all unfold on video, thanks for posting.
    maybe I am reading too much into it, but I noticed that at the end of the chase, when they said, ‘we have him at gunpoint’ or something like that, the helicopter camera strayed from all the action for a few seconds before coming back. like, in case they shoot an un-armed man, they don’t want to have video. but it’s not like there’s a lot of detail visible in the video anyway.

    well, the police cars all have dash- cams too I guess….

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