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Deputy injured in crash, two arrested in case

From staff reports

A deputy received minor injuries Monday night when a car leaving the scene of a fight crashed into his patrol car, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Deputy Shawn Audie was on his way to 24 Hour Fitness, 5501 S. Regal St., when his car was struck by a Jeep Cherokee, sheriff’s spokesman Cpl. Dave Reagan said in a press release.

The Jeep’s driver first pulled over, but then drove away as Audie tried to make contact, Reagan said.

Audie suffered neck and back pain, Reagan said.

Deputies arriving at the fitness club were told that David R. Binger, 22, had been at the club, until he fought with his 23-year-old brother, Reagan said. The two were led outside by employees and customers, and left in the Jeep with a friend, Andrew R. Berg, 22.

Deputies and Spokane police officers arrested the men at Berg’s home, at 1121 E. 28th Ave., Reagan said.

Berg was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of drunken driving and hit-and-run.

Binger, of 2624 S. Rhyolite Road, was booked on charges of obstructing a police investigation, hit-and-run, fourth-degree domestic violence assault and first-degree trespass.

Berg and Binger bonded out of jail Tuesday afternoon.

Binger declined to comment Tuesday evening. Berg also declined to comment, on the advice of his attorney.

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