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VIDEO: Woman intentionally hit by car in Lea Hill Park, 18-year-old suspect driver arrested


On Saturday, April 20, 2024, the Auburn Police Department received a report of a vehicle driving through Lea Hill Park, with several witnesses claiming it was trying to intentionally run into people.

Police said that while enroute to the scene, a responding officer passed the Honda Fit as it was leaving.


The officer quickly spotted the vehicle, and a short pursuit began.

After stopping the vehicle, police arrested the 18-year-old male suspect and booked him into the King County Jail on multiple felony charges.

A female (20) was hit by the vehicle inside the park and is believed to have been known by the driver.

The victim was transported to a local hospital for their injuries.


“Early investigation leads officers to believe that this could most likely be a domestic violence situation, and the driver was targeting a significant other,” police said. “One of his charges is for DV Assault in the First Degree.”

This is still an ongoing investigation.


Below is video of the pursuit released by Auburn Police:


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