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In brief: Mead driver cited in patrol car crash

Third sheriff’s vehicle hit in week

A Spokane County sheriff’s patrol car was taken out of service Saturday after being involved in a non-injury collision on U.S. Highway 2.

It was the third patrol car taken out of service in a week.

Deputy Matt Spink was responding to an assault call about 1:15 p.m. He was eastbound on Hawthorne Road with his lights and sirens on. He stopped at the intersection before proceeding through slowly.

Northbound traffic on U.S. 2 had stopped in two lanes, but a Buick driven by Judith Ann Vanderbosch, 71, of Mead, entered the intersection in the third lane and was struck by Spink’s car. The Washington State Patrol investigated the crash and cited Vanderbosch for failure to yield to an emergency vehicle.

Another sheriff’s patrol car was totaled Feb. 27 at Francis Avenue and Freya Street, and a third was damaged in a crash on Indian Trail Road just north of Francis on Thursday.

Levy voters in CdA, Post Falls districts must go to precincts, not schools

Voters wishing to cast ballots in the Coeur d’Alene and Post Falls school district levy elections on Tuesday need to go to their regular precincts following a change in state law.

Ballots formerly were cast at schools, but following the Legislature’s action consolidating elections, voters are now required to vote at precincts, a news release from Kootenai County Clerk Cliff Hayes said.

For more information on precinct locations, visit Kootenai County’s website,, click on the “elections” tab and then on “polling place look-up,” or call the county’s elections office at (208) 446-1030.