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Bond set at $10,000 for woman accused of ramming police car

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

A Spokane woman accused of ramming a police car with a stolen truck Saturday now faces five felony charges in connection with the incident.

Police contacted Lacy N. Drake, 27, after receiving a call about a suspicious woman in a North Spokane apartment complex on North Crescent Avenue. The caller said the woman took a Montana license plate off of a white Ford and put it on a black truck parked in the lot, court documents say.

When police responded, they found Drake asleep in a spray-painted black pickup with the stolen Montana plate on it, court documents say. Officers knocked on the window to wake Drake up, but she refused to open the door and instead turned the truck on, accelerating into one of the officer’s patrol cars, court documents say.

Drake allegedly pushed the patrol car down the entry to the apartment complex, then continued to push it down a hill until it got stuck on a metal railing, court documents say. At that point, responding officer said she backed up quickly and fled in the stolen truck, court documents say.

Officers arrested her shortly after near the intersection of East Illinois Avenue and North Madelia Street in the Logan neighborhood. They confirmed the pickup was stolen and found a loaded handgun, as well as several ID and credit cards that did not belong to Drake inside, court documents say.

Drake’s charges include assault, possession of a stolen vehicle, eluding and malicious mischief. Her bond was set at $10,000 during a court appearance Monday.

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