Sedro-Woolley officer injured by spike strip while attempting to stop driver

  • Source: Skagit Valley Herald (
  • Published: 04/16/2019 02:55 PM

A Sedro-Woolley police officer was injured Monday while attempting to stop a fleeing driver. About 12:30 p.m., Skagit County Fire District 4 was called to check on a motorist who appeared to be intoxicated in the 24000 block of Hoehn Road near Clear Lake, Sedro-Woolley Police Chief Lin Tucker said. The woman was unconscious when crews arrived, and they attempted to put blocks under her tires to prevent her from fleeing, Tucker said. As Skagit County sheriff’s deputies arrived to talk to the woman, she sped off, narrowly avoiding injuring a firefighter who was attempting to turn off her vehicle, Tucker said. A Sedro-Woolley police officer followed the vehicle, and a sergeant deployed a spike strip in an attempt to stop the driver before she entered city limits, Tucker said. While deploying the spike strip, the sergeant suffered a wound to his hand that later required seven stitches, Tucker said.


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