Air 1 and K9 catch reckless ATV driver in Spokane Valley

Air 1 and K9 catch reckless ATV driver in Spokane Valley

Air 1 and K9 catch reckless ATV driver in Spokane Valley

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 1:57 PM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -- Spokane Valley Police Department caught a reckless ATV driver with help from Air 1 and a K9 unit on Saturday evening.

Authorities said a Sergeant saw an ATV driving at a high rate of speed and trespassing on railroad property and attempted to stop the vehicle. The driver looked back at the police car and accelerated instead of stopping.

Air 1 was already in the air so the Sergeant stopped pursing the vehicle and Air 1 began to follow the ATV.

Air 1 saw the ATV driving on sidewalks and through alleys until the driver pulled into a garage on the 3100 block of East Indiana.

The Sergeant was able to locate the suspect, who was later identified as Matthew T. Hynes, 41. A Sheriff's deputy and his K9 partner arrived to assist.

Officials said Hynes became uncooperative with the officers and the K9 was sent in to take him down.

Authorities said when Hynes was read his rights he said he didn't stop because he didn't think "it was that big of a deal."

After being treated for minor injuries, Hynes was booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony eluding a police officer and misdemeanor charges of driving while license suspended as well as resisting arrest and obstructing a police officer.

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