December 2, 2013 in City

Truck crashes through fence at Fairchild Air Base

Associated Press

SPOKANE — A pickup truck crashed through a chain-link perimeter fence Sunday night at Fairchild Air Force Base.

TV news reports said the driver continued on a perimeter road to a gate where the truck was surrounded by security forces.

Washington State Patrol troopers arrested the 22-year-old driver on suspicion of drunken driving and endangering a 14-year-old passenger who was injured in the crash.

News reports said a 30-foot section of fence was being repaired Sunday night, and the breach had little impact on Fairchild operations.

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