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Tuesday, July 23, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Woman suspected of DUI led Spokane County deputy on high speed chase before crashing

A woman was arrested late Tuesday after leading a deputy on a high speed chase through Spokane Valley, only stopping when she crashed into a tree.

Ashley B. Orne, 27, was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence and attempting to elude a police vehicle.

A Spokane County deputy spotted a red SUV speed out of a parking lot at Pines and Sprague around 11:10 p.m. Tuesday and gave chase, according to a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office news release. Orne was reportedly crossing the center line and cutting off other vehicles as she drove.

The deputy followed Orne north on Pines and west on Broadway as speeds went above 80 mph. Orne hit the curb and crashed into a tree as she tried to turn north on Felts Road, according to the news release.

The deputy described Orne as smelling strongly of alcohol and being very uncooperative. After she was handcuffed she hit her head so hard on the backseat divider that she knocked herself out, the news release said. Orne was reportedly still uncooperative while she was being treated at a local hospital.

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