By: Steve Hunter, kentreporter.com
The Kent Police Department posted a statement on its Facebook page on Monday about its pursuit policy after numerous comments from people who criticized the agency for a vehicle chase on Saturday of a woman who reportedly tried to cash a stolen check at a store.
The 32-year-old woman fled police in her vehicle from Safeway, 210 Washington Ave. S., at about 8:20 a.m., according to police. The chase continued on South 212th Street where the woman crossed into oncoming traffic and hit another car head on near Frager Road South.
Paramedics transported the woman to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle in critical condition, according to police. A person in the other car involved in the collision sustained minor injuries. As of Tuesday, police spokesman Jarod Kasner said he didn’t have an updated condition report about the woman. He said police will not release the woman’s name until charges have been filed against her.