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Man arrested after police chase, carjacking attempt

TUESDAY, FEB. 17, 2009, 9:21 P.M.

A Spokane man arrested for eluding police two years ago led police on a car chase on Interstate 90 Tuesday, then attempted to hijack a car, police said.

Alfred Jordan, 33, drove onto the freeway after Spokane police attempted a traffic stop Tuesday afternoon, according to a news release. But his car malfunctioned and slowed to speeds of about 10 mph before he drove the wrong way on the Argonne Road on ramp, then left the car and jumped onto another vehicle that was passing by.

Jordan forced his way into the car before officers were able to stop the car and arrest him.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office and the Spokane Valley Police Department assisted in the pursuit. Jordan was booked into jail on charges of attempting to elude, second-degree robbery, first-degree kidnapping, possession of marijuana and driving with a suspended license, as well as a warrant for escape.

He was arrested in February 2007 on warrants for escape and drug possession and new charges of eluding police and burglary after police say he successfully eluded them but was then caught after breaking into a house later that day.

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