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Car chase that starts in Airway Heights ends in Spokane River


Last updated 8/15/2019 at 8:24am

A car chase that began in Airway Heights last weekend led to a man leaping into the Spokane River in an attempt to hide from police.

On Friday, Aug. 9 at 4:28 a.m., Airway Heights police attempted to pull over a black Volkswagen four-door sedan with no plates on Highway 2 near Garfield Road as part of a routine traffic stop, Sgt. Robert Swan with the Airway Heights Police Department said.

The vehicle refused to stop and traveled east on Highway 2 at excessive speeds. Near Deer Heights Road, other officers laid down spike strips, which punctured at least two tires of the fleeing vehicle. T...

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