Fleeing police at 90 mph, driver rolls car
A driver who crashed into a power pole, two dump trucks and a sedan on Wednesday night while fleeing from police is facing possible charges of driving under the influence and attempting to elude an officer, officials said today.
Cameron A. Trevino, 22, was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor injuries while two passengers also suffered minor injuries in the 11:30 p.m. crash at Sprague Avenue and Lee Street.
Spokane Valley Police reported that a 2007 Saturn was spotted running a stop sign at Sprague and Carnahan Road and that Officer Jason Karnitz tried to stop the driver.
The vehicle pulled over for the officer, but then sped away at 90 mph or faster before going off the north side of Sprague, striking and sheering off the power pole and crashing into three vehicles in a lot. The Saturn, owned by Trevino’s girlfriend, landed on its top.
Trevino tried to run away but was caught by a Spokane police officer when he ran into a security cable, which struck his neck, said Sgt. Dave Reagan.