At about 6:45 p.m. last night, several people called 911 to report a man had parked his vehicle on the sidewalk in the 1700 block of Merrill Creek Pkwy. Arriving officers found a Nissan Pathfinder in the landscaping with an intoxicated man explaining that "vandals" left it there with a dead battery. As no one saw the man driving and a neighbor agreed to get him home, he was released with the vehicle remaining at the scene.
At 8 p.m., a victim reported the same Pathfinder had struck his vehicle in the intersection of 41st St & Colby Ave but drove off. The victim tried following the Pathfinder, but lost it in north Everett. A few minutes later, witnesses reported the Pathfinder crashed at Hewitt Ave & Wetmore Ave when it ran a red light, jumped the curb. The vehicle then sheared off a fire hydrant and knocked over two traffic control vaults before getting high centered. When bystanders helped the driver out of the Pathfinder, he ran from the scene but was captured by two witnesses and brought back. The man was arrested for DUI and booked into the Snohomish County Jail.
To assist with traffic control, stop signs were placed at the intersection while crews work to fix the lights…