Attempting to Elude Pursuing Police Vehicle
A driver who willfully fails to stop and who drives in a wanton or willful disregard for the lives of other while attempting to elude a police vehicle is guilty of a class C felony. DOL will suspend your license upon conviction. However, depending on the facts, a jury or judge can find a person guilty of a misdemeanor charge of failing to obey a police officer instead of felony eluding. It is a misdemeanor offense if a driver refuses or neglects to stop when signaled by a police officer. RCW 46.61.024.