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Woman arrested for reportedly ramming patrol car

This police car was rammed by a car theft suspect in North Spokane. (Spokane Police Department)
This police car was rammed by a car theft suspect in North Spokane. (Spokane Police Department)

A woman was arrested Saturday afternoon after she allegedly rammed the stolen truck she was driving into a police car, crumpling its front end and pushing it backward several car lengths.

Police were were investigating a tip about a stolen truck in an apartment complex parking lot at 2100 E. North Crescent shortly after 1 p.m. They found a woman and a Pit Bull asleep in the front seat. When she woke up and realized the police were there, she turned the truck on and rammed the patrol car, according to a Spokane Police Department news release.

The officers were not in the car and were able to avoid being hit. The truck was found abandoned a few minutes later near Illinois Avenue and Center Street. A search turned up the woman, identified as 27-year-old Lacy Drake, near Illinois and Madelia Street.

Drake was arrested on suspicion of attempted second-degree assault, first-degree malicious mischief, attempting to elude police and possession of a stolen vehicle. Her dog is being cared for by the Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service.

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