Deputies search for car theft suspect after close call

Deputies search for car theft suspect after close call
The stolen Honda involved in the incident Wednesday morning. (Photo courtesy of the Clark County Sheriff's Office)

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Deputies with the Clark County Sheriff''s Office are searching for a suspect who fled after the car he was driving hit a deputies patrol car Wednesday.

The incident took place at about 4:15 a.m. when Clark County Patrol Deputy Scott Kirgiss saw a car being driven in reckless manner in the Five Corners area.

The sheriff's office said that when Kirgiss tried to pull the car over in a cul-de-sac, the driver accelerated towards Kirgiss and brushed against the patrol car's bumper.

The suspect then drove away at high speed. Deputy Kirgiss was not hurt and the patrol car was not damaged, deputies said.

The car, a silver Honda sedan, was later found abandoned and had been stolen in Portland, deputies said.

Deputies using search dogs looked for the suspect without success.

The suspect is described as a white male in his mid-20s with short cropped hair.

The stolen car was impounded.