SPOKANE, Wash. — A man was arrested for DUI and felony eluding on Friday morning after attempting to flee from Washington State Patrol troopers.
Officials said Athos J. Turner, 30, of Arizona attempted to flee down Sunset Hill on eastbound I-90 in a white Pontiac G6, then lost control while trying to exit at Maple Street. His car rolled into the intersection at 5th Avenue and Maple Street, where he took out signs, shrubs, trees and a power line, according to Washington State Trooper Jeff Sevigney.
Officials said the man tried to get out of the vehicle with the help of a passerby before attempting to flee the scene of the crash. Police quickly apprehended him.
Turner was transported to Deaconess Hospital for his injuries. Additional charges are pending, officials said.
No one else was injured in the crash.