Car Chase Leads to Crash on Bill McDonald Parkway

Link to story at The Western Front:

Bellingham resident Skylor Ferry, 24, was taken into police custody Friday evening April 4, following a police chase that resulted in a car crash.

The name of the arresting officer is not being released at this time and there were no eyewitnesses, University Police Sergeant Ron Carpenter said.

“One of our officers tried to make a vehicle stop down at Samish Way and Bill McDonald Parkway,” Carpenter said. “[Ferry] was spinning his tires and took off from the police officer and the officer pursued him.”

Ferry drove his car up Bill McDonald, toward Western and made a sharp U-turn at Sehome High School, Carpenter said.

“[Ferry] went through the [U-turn], came out, started fishtailing, hit the tree and spun around,” Carpenter said. “The officer had him at gunpoint and he took off.”

The arresting officer pursued Ferry on foot and finally caught up to him, used his stun gun on Ferry and then took him into custody, Carpenter said.

“Ferry is being charged with eluding the police, driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license and reckless driving,” Carpenter said.

The south lane of Bill McDonald Parkway was blocked off by police until 7:20 p.m. but has since reopened to traffic.

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