Police use spike strips to stop fleeing suspect on Mission

Police use spike strips to stop fleeing suspect on Mission

Police use spike strips to stop fleeing suspect on Mission

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 12:53 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Authorities arrested a 33-year-old man after he drove erratically through several neighborhoods early Sunday morning.

Spokane Police said they got a report of a reckless driver going north on Greene from Mission around 1 a.m. Officers found the vehicle weaving in and out of lanes, hitting medians and traveling at erratic speeds. Responding officer attempted to stop the car.

Officials said the car slowed down near Greene and Marietta, pulled to the side of the road but did not come to a full stop. The driver then accelerated and fled officers. The suspect drove into a residential area and officers stopped their pursuit because of a concern for citizen safety.

Authorities saw the car traveling at a high rate of speed and hit a bump near Marietta and Rebecca causing the car to bottom out. The car failed to negotiate a turn and crashed.

Officers approached the car but it suddenly took off, heading into another residential neighborhood.
The car was later found on Upriver Drive going ay a high rate of speed with the headlights on and driving in the wrong lane of travel.

Officers then set up spike strips near Mission and Upriver. They blocked traffic on Mission in both directions.

The car hit the spike strips, continued to drive and hit the curb in front of the Mission pool.

Officials said the driver, Leo Rodriguez, 33, jumped out of the car and ran. Police said he quickly taken into custody.

Rodriguez was arrested and booked for Attempt to Elude a Pursuing Police Vehicle and Driving Under the Influence.
Rodriguez will appear in court Monday at 1:30 p.m.  
 

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