October 2, 2013 in City

High-speed chase in northeast Spokane ends in crash

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A high speed chase ended in a crash this afternoon in northeast Spokane.

Spokane police took 23-year-old Tyler Tofsrud, a convicted felon, into custody on charges of attempting to elude arrest after he crashed his red Mercedes at the corner of Perry Street and Baldwin Avenue.

The man was a suspect in the investigation of a stolen vehicle on Tuesday, police said. Though the vehicle was recovered, the suspect was not arrested, according to a news release. Police spotted him and attempted to stop the vehicle, but Tofsrud fled.

He hit one car trying to escape. The driver of that vehicle was not injured.

Police executed a PIT maneuver to stop him at the intersection of Perry and Baldwin and found a handgun in his car, according to the release.

More charges are likely as the investigation continues, according to the release.

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(SR Photo: Kathy Plonka)


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