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Man facing charges for police chase fights with deputies in hospital room

A man involved in a high-speed chase with Spokane County sheriff’s deputies was arrested as he was being released from the hospital Wednesday, but not before putting up a fight.

Alfredo Monge, 23, allegedly led deputies on a chase from Spokane Valley to north Spokane Tuesday before crashing the stolen car he was driving at Cincinatti and Baldwin. Monge was uncooperative after the crash and refused to identify himself, said Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Gregory.

Officials at the hospital where Monge was treated for his injuries notified deputies Wednesday that Monge was being released and deputies went to his hospital room, Gregory said.

“When they tried to arrest him, he decided to resist,” he said.

By that time deputies had been able to identify Monge and booked him into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, attempting to elude a police vehicle, resisting arrest and driving with a suspended license. Monge was also booked on a warrant for a probation violation.

Monge’s criminal history includes a conviction for taking a motor vehicle without permission in January. Other convictions include multiple cases of domestic violence assault and violation of no-contact orders.

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