Wednesday morning (May 4, 2016), a reckless driver sped by a Washington State Trooper on SR 509, who clocked his speed on radar at 112 MPH.

The driver exited at South 128th in Burien (map below) and lost control, striking a large rock in a resident’s yard.

According to witnesses, he then jumped from his car and began to run away, before returning to retrieve something – his pet MONKEY!

Burien officers found the suspect driver and his partner-in-crime nearby, and placed them both into custody for leaving the scene of an accident.

“Once we determined the monkey was not the driver, we released him to a family member since he was only engaged in monkey business,” police said.

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