Deputies arrest two men after slow speed chase

Deputies arrest two men after slow speed chase

Deputies arrest two men after slow speed chase

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by Spokane County Sheriff's Office

KREM.com

Posted on February 8, 2011 at 7:11 PM

SPOKANE -- A driver tried to escape police during a routine traffic stop Tuesday afternoon.

Spokane County deputies say the driver crashed into a patrol car and a parked Mercedes before getting out of his car and running for it.

A deputy chased 28-year-old Kevin Hodgson, caught him, and tased him before arresting him around 3pm. His 31-year-old passenger John Richmond also ran from the vehicle and was captured by Spokane Police Officers.

The whole thing happened when the deputy attempted to stop the 1987 Subaru station wagon at Francis and Post.  The driver turned south onto Post and pulled over, but kept inching along without stopping.

Eventually, the deputy pulled his patrol car up to the front right of the car to try to stop it.  Hodgson turned into the patrol car and struck it, then took off.   The Subaru also struck a parked Mercedes, damaging the entire driver’s side, then the two suspects abandoned the car and ran.

Hodgson also had three outstanding arrest warrants, two for violating no contact orders and one for violating a protection order.

He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on the three warrants and criminal charges of attempting to elude a police vehicle, resisting arrest and two counts of hit and run collision.

Richmond was cited for obstructing a police investigation and was released.

The Subaru struck the patrol car on its PIT bumper and there was no damage to the body of the car. 

No one was hurt.

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