Man arrested after car chase

A 30-year-old man is accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through Oak Harbor Aug. 23.

A trooper with the Washington State Patrol reported that he stopped a Volkswagen Passat in the city because of a broken tail light. The car stopped at the parking lot of the 7-Eleven on State Highway 20 at Seventh Avenue, but then sped away as the trooper walked up to it.

The trooper chased the car as it traveled on the highway, turning on Midway Boulevard and then Eighth Avenue. The car traveled 50 mph through a residential neighborhood that had a 25 mph speed limit.

The car returned to the highway and accelerated rapidly, reaching speeds of 85 mph in a 40 mph zone, the report states. The trooper terminated the pursuit for public safety.

The trooper was able to see the car turn onto Sleeper Road but eventually lost sight of it.

Another trooper followed the speeding car on Taylor Road and also lost sight of it.

A short time later, the troopers located Jaquan Wilson, an Oak Harbor resident, walking in the Crescent Harbor area. One of the troopers identified him as the driver of the Passat.

The troopers arrested Wilson on suspicion of attempting to elude, driving while license suspended and an ignition interlock violation, according to court documents.

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