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Suspected drunken driver strikes Spokane Valley police cruiser

Tue., Feb. 11, 2014, 7:49 a.m.

A 30-year-old man suspected of driving drunk struck an unoccupied Spokane Valley police cruiser before his arrest early Tuesday, the Washington State Patrol said.

Justin Yochum was booked into Spokane County Jail on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol this morning. The 2011 Subaru sedan Yochum was driving struck a marked Ford Crown Victoria patrol car parked on North Howard Road in Spokane Valley just after midnight. Yochum’s car spun into the roadway, but he was not injured, according to a WSP news release.

Yochum was wearing a seat belt at the time of the collision. The WSP was called in to investigate the possible DUI by the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office, according to the release. Yochum was taken into custody.

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