November 1, 2012 in Washington Voices

Liberty Lake officer near scene when car crashes

By The Spokesman-Review
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The Liberty Lake Police Department didn’t have to be called to a serious accident at Mission Avenue and Corrigan Road at 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 25. An officer was nearby and heard the crash happen, said Liberty Lake Police Chief Brian Asmus.

The officer found a car that had rolled into a field near the intersection. One person had been ejected and the other was trapped inside, Asmus said. The Washington State Patrol was called in to help. Both men were injured and taken to Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

Asmus said the officer was advised by the Idaho State Patrol that they had been in a short pursuit with a car matching the description of the one that crashed, but had stopped pursuing the car at the state line as it headed toward Liberty Lake. The WSP is handling the crash investigation, Asmus said.

Officers were called to a reported assault at Country Vista Drive and Wright Boulevard at 7:30 p.m. Friday. A Central Valley High School student reported that he had been assaulted by a fellow student after getting off a bus earlier in the day. The other student has been identified and a juvenile court summons has been issued, Asmus said.

A car-vs.-deer accident was reported in the 24500 block of East Appleway Avenue at 12:15 a.m. Sunday. An employee at a car dealership in the 21500 block of George Gee Avenue reported that he found tires and wheels missing from two Yukon Denalis on Sunday morning. The thief had put both vehicles up on blocks, Asmus said.

An officer pulled over a car at Appleway and Broadway at 11:15 p.m. on Oct. 25 and noticed the odor of marijuana, Asmus said. The driver, a 21-year-old resident of Rockford, reportedly handed over a container of marijuana, Asmus. The driver was arrested for possession of marijuana.

During the week of Oct. 22-29 officers made four arrests for driving with a suspended license. They handed out two citations for failure to show proof of liability insurance. Citations were also given for defective muffler, failure to drive on the right side of the road, failure to stop at a stop sign, speeding and second-degree negligent driving.

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