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Tuesday, April 7, 2020  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Spokane man arrested following erratic driving, collision

Police arrested a Spokane driver on suspicion of vehicular assault Sunday after he allegedly ran a stop sign and collided with another car.

Nicholas Jenkins, 24, was taken into custody after allegedly fleeing on foot from the collision at the intersection of Ash Street and Queen Avenue.

Spokane police officers responded just after 1 p.m. and found two vehicles in the yard of a residence on the southwest corner of the intersection. Bystanders were helping one injured driver and reported that the other driver had fled.

Witnesses told police the driver of a dark green Infiniti had struck a curb, blowing out the right front tire, while driving north on Division Street. He then turned west on Queen and drove through two stop signs before colliding with a Chevrolet Impala, witnesses said.

The driver of the Impala was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. Jenkins refused medical attention at the scene and was booked into jail.

Police said citizens who followed Jenkins before and after the crash were critical in helping officers locate him.

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