Suspected intoxicated driver assaults deputy, gives false name

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — Spokane Valley deputies said 37-year-old Charles M. Terry was arrested for numerous charges including felony third degree assault after providing a false name, fleeing on foot from a traffic stop and assaulting a deputy on November 25.


Deputy Todd Miller stopped a vehicle  near Sullivan and Broadway after noticing it did not have a license plate and was speeding.  Officials said when the deputy contacted the man, Terry verbally identified himself as Michael Patterson.  Terry stated he did not have his driver’s license on him.


Officials said as the deputy spoke with Terry, he observed signs Terry could be intoxicated.


Reports show the deputy went back to his patrol vehicle to check the name and information of the driver.  The deputy said he found no record of the name and information on his computer.


Reports show Terry then got out of his vehicle and ran.  Deputy Miller caught up with Terry and told him he was under arrest.  Instead of surrendering, officials said Terry resisted arrest and tried to assault the deputy.


Deputy Miller advised he needed emergency assistance.  With the assistance of additional deputies, Deputy Miller maintained control and took Terry into custody.


After an investigation, authorities learned Terry’s real name and suspended his driver’s license.  Terry was taken to Spokane County Jail.


Terry was booked for third degree assault, DUI, driving while suspended, refusal to cooperate, obstructing and resisting arrest.  He is currently being held on $10,000 bond in addition to a $1,000 bond for a separate case.

© 2017 KREM-TV


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