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Speeding Driver: Idaho Or Bust(ed)

A Spokane County, Wash., sheriff's spokesman says a parked deputy was watching traffic in the Spokane Valley when a vehicle zoomed by at what the deputy estimated was nearly 90 mph in a 35 mph zone. Two deputies gave chase with emergency lights flashing but the speeding driver kept heading east on Monday. Liberty Lake officers set out spike strips but the driver avoided them. The vehicle finally stopped at a gas station once it reached Idaho. Deputy Craig Chamberlin says once the driver was in custody, he acknowledged he knew he was being chased by law enforcement officers. Asked why he didn't stop, Chamberlin says the man replied: “because I wanted to come to Idaho and get out of Washington”/AP via Eye on Boise. More here.

Question: Do you think the driver was in a hurry to get to the beach?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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