When I get bored, I usually masturbate or watch people eat on YouTube. Heck, sometimes I’ll do both at the same time. Is it a little strange? Sure. Could I be doing something more productive with my time? Absolutely.
But at least I’m not putting anyone in danger like 30-year-old David B. McNalley. Police say he had no prior convictions, no warrants and a valid driver’s license when he “tore off” through an intersection to get the attention of a sheriff’s deputy.
“He took off. The deputy felt like he basically instigated this pursuit. It went from the Tumwater area into the Olympia city limits and then went onto I-5,“ Sgt. Dave Odegaard told reporters.
The chase spanned two counties and lasted over an hour. Police say McNalley reached speeds over 80 miles per hour during the chase. There were several scary moments, but thankfully no other cars on the road were hit.
Thurston County Sheriff’s Department put out spike strips as McNalley circled back into town, and as he jerked his vehicle in an attempt to avoid them, he lost control and smashed into a fence on the side of the road.
Officers say McNalley was not drunk and he didn’t appear to be on any drugs. It looks like boredom was the motivating factor here.
“He said he was just bored. It looks like to us right now … he instigated this pursuit because he was bored and just wanted to do it.”
He’s currently facing three charges of attempting to elude a police vehicle; however, more charges will probably be added on later.