November 5, 2012 in City

In brief: Driver hits K-9 vehicle, flees

From Staff And Wire Reports

Post Falls police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who drove a car into the back of the department’s K-9 vehicle.

Police officers around 3 a.m. Saturday were responding to a DUI traffic stop on East Seltice Way near Commerce Loop.

A car driving eastbound on Seltice crashed into the back of the K-9 vehicle that was assisting on the stop, according to a police report.

No one was injured in the accident. The driver left the scene at high speed. Kootenai County sheriff’s deputies are assisting in the investigation.

Officers at the scene described the car as a relatively new green or brown car.

Damage to the K-9 vehicle, a standard issue Chevrolet Impala, was estimated at $4,000.

Officials ask anyone with information to contact Kootenai County Sheriff’s Department at (208) 446-1300 or Post Falls police at (208) 773-3517.

Base sends team after storm

JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. – A team of 13 specialists from Joint Base Lewis-McChord are headed to New Jersey to help with hurricane relief efforts.

Battalion Commander Kimberlee Aiella said the team from the 62nd Medical Brigade will help with water testing and distribution, as well as other efforts to prevent illness in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

They are expected to spend as much as 30 days on the East Coast. Other activities may include sanitary inspections of food service facilities, advising others who are setting up camps, and rodent control.

Aiella said the base may be sending up to 40 more troops in the next few days.

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