A 26-year-old man tried escaping police by driving more than 100 mph in a 35 mph zone in north Spokane County early Tuesday.
The stolen 1989 Toyota Supra Kory L. Zielke was driving went airborne for more than 100 feet as he sped away from a Washington Sate Patrol trooper about 6:50 a.m., according to court documents.
The trooper found the Toyota abandoned on Russell Road at Highway 2 with steam billowing from under the hood.
Zielke's mother arrived and said her son had called her from her home a half mile north on Russell Road and said he'd run from police.
Police arrested him outside the home.
The Toyota was reported stolen about two hours later. Zielke was booked into jail on a felony charge of eluding police and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and city theft.