Police use spike strips to stop pursuit through Spokane Co.

Police use spike strips to stop pursuit through Spokane Co.

Police use spike strips to stop pursuit through Spokane Co.

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on January 14, 2013 at 4:18 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- A man allegedly caught lying to police was arrested after leading a pursuit through Spokane County.

Police noticed two occupied cars in a closed business’s parking lot near Pines and Boone around 11 p.m. Saturday.

Officers checked the plates, and the registered owner of one of the cars had a suspended license.

When police approached the car, they say the suspect, 32-year-old Robert D. Dodgin Jr., gave them a name and birthday, but could not provide other basic facts about himself.

As police investigated further, they say Dodgin drove away and initiated a pursuit. He ran over spike strips deployed by police near Broadway and Mullin, and his car finally stopped in another parking lot near Broadway and Lake Road.

Police arrested him without further incident, but they did reportedly locate brass knuckles in the car, which are illegal in Washington, along with an unloaded pellet gun.
 
Dodgin was booked into the Spokane Co. Jail for attempting to elude, making misleading statements, possession of a dangerous weapon and driving with a suspended license. He was also booked for three outstanding felonies and a misdemeanor outside of Spokane County.

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