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Van in road rage incident linked to Cheney man

Wed., Aug. 19, 2009, 12:28 p.m.

A van involved in a road rage incident in north Spokane Friday has been connected to a man in the Cheney area, and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office is asking for helping finding him.

The van’s Washington license plate was traced to a church in Post Falls, but the owner has sold the van and doesn’t remember the buyer’s name, said Sgt. Dave Reagan.

The incident began when the van cut off a motorcycle while southbound on Newport Highway, according to the Sheriff’s Office

The motorcyclist and his passenger eventually parked when traffic was backed up and smashed out a side window on the van with his helmet before the van backed over the driver, dragging him about 20 feet.

The man was freed as the van pulled onto Division, and he and the woman were treated for scrapes, cuts and road rash at a hospital.

Witnesses described the full-size, black and silver Chevrolet van as a “beater,” according to a news release.

The Washington license plate was 102YVY. Anyone with information on the van or its owner is asked to call Crime Check at (509) 456-2233.

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