Grays Harbor man charged in June high-speed chase in Lewis County

Harbor man charged for high-speed chase in Lewis County

A Grays Harbor County man was charged in Lewis County for an alleged high-speed pursuit that ended with him crashing and sustaining injury last June.

Chase J.D. Marcou, 31, was charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle, driving under the influence and second-degree driving on a suspended license. He has an arraignment hearing set for May 9.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on June 24, 2018, a Chehalis police officer attempted to pull over a motorcycle, allegedly driven by Marcou. Rather than pull over, the motorcycle continued, disregarding multiple stop signs.

The officer lost sight of the motorcycle, but it was later spotted by a Washington State Patrol trooper on Jackson Highway.

The trooper also gave chase, and court documents indicate a chase reaching speeds of 100 miles per hour ensued, ending when the motorcycle crashed.

Marcou suffered from road rash and, authorities say, gave off a strong smell of “intoxicants.”

“When asked how much he had to drink, Marcou responded by saying ‘too much,’” read court documents.