A sheriff’s deputy writing a traffic ticket was kicked in the leg by a man Tuesday night, then wound up in a foot chase after someone threw a rock through his patrol car window.
A second deputy responding to the chase got into a traffic accident, Spokane County Sheriff’s Lt. David Wiyrick said. No one was injured in the accident at Nevada and Lincoln Road, and few details were available late Tuesday.
The trouble began about 8:30 p.m. when a deputy spotted a suspicious van parked on Toni Rae Drive on the north side of Five Mile Prairie, Lt. Gary Waterhouse said.
The deputy stopped and began writing the driver a citation when four or five men in the van got out and began verbally abusing him, Waterhouse said.
The deputy ordered them to stop. Then the driver kicked him in the leg.
As the deputy got control of the driver, he heard one of his windows break. Apparently one or more of the men threw rocks at the patrol car. The deputy chased the men and called for help on his radio.
He managed to catch a couple of the suspects and no one was hurt, Waterhouse said. No other information was available late Tuesday.