DUI Driver Slips Out Of Cuffs, Runs Away From Kennewick Police
You think you only see slipping out of handcuffs in a movie but a Kennewick man slipped out of his handcuffs and lead police on a short chase.
The incident was posted on the Kennewick Police Department:
Last night at about 11:15pm, an officer was in the area of W Canal Drive and N Perry Street when they observed a passenger car traveling at a high rate of speed. The officer caught up to the vehicle at Canal and Ely, and initiated a stop.
The driver, identified as 34-year-old Jacob Zorich, of Kennewick, admitted to going at least 60mph. Zorich showed signs of impairment and was arrested for Driving Under the Influence.
It is a well-known fact that drugs and/or alcohol make it difficult for one to think clearly and make good decisions.
While the officer was completing a search warrant to obtain a sample of Zorich’s blood at a local hospital, Zorich managed to slip his handcuffs. The officer told Zorich to get back in the hospital room, but Zorich chose to flee out the back doors of the hospital.
The officer pursued Zorich on foot for a short distance where he was once again taking into custody. Zorich was booked into the Benton County Jail for DUI, Resisting Arrest, and issued a ticket for speeding.
Zorich could've made his life a little easier by not running from the police but it did confirm to me that slipping out of the cuffs is possible but you'll also be quickly detained.