Update: Olympia police have arrested a 22-year-old Olympia man in a hit-and-run early Thursday morning that injured a pedestrian and damaged several parked cars, including a police car.
The man was arrested for vehicular assault, but may face more charges, according to a news release. Police believe that drugs and alcohol were involved. As of 11:30 a.m., the 300 and 400 blocks of Fourth Avenue, where the incident occured, remain closed. The road is expected to open later today.
An Olympia police officer was parked in the 400 block of Fourth Avenue when he heard a car driving at a high rate of speed, according to a news release.
The car, a white Acura, lost control and hit several parked cars, including the officer's car.
The driver of the Acura got out of the car and fled on foot. The officer chased the man for eight blocks before losing sight of him behind a building.
The pedestrian was seriously injured and flown to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Two other people were trapped in their parked vehicles after being hit by the Acura. Both were taken to Providence St. Peter Hospital in Olympia with non-life threatening injuries.
Officers from multiple agencies shut down the 300 and 400 blocks of Fourth Avenue to search the area with a police dog but were unable to find the man.
The area will remain closed until late morning.
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