Driver rams patrol car during Spokane Valley high speed chase

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by Belo Content KREM

KREM.com

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 7:54 AM

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash.--  Officers arrested two men early Wednesday after they led authorities on a high speed chase through Spokane Valley.

Spokane Valley police said it started around 1:30 a.m. when they spotted a stolen SUV.  As they attempted to pull the car over, the driver sped away reaching speeds upwards of 80 miles per hour.

Officers initiated a pit maneuver to stop the car near Broadway and Pines.  The SUV ended up smashing into the front of a patrol car. 

Authorities arrested the driver and one passenger.  Upon investigating, they also found methamphetamine in the car.

The driver was charged with possession of a stolen vehicle, attempt to elude, and possession of a controlled substance.  The passenger was also charged with possession of a controlled substance.  The driver could also be charged with assault for crashing into the patrol car.

No injuries were reported.

 

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