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Man arrested after high-speed chase near Cheney

A 28-year-old man was arrested Thursday night after he allegedly led sheriff’s deputies on a high-speed car chase and then fled on foot near Cheney.

Joshua M. Bader appeared in Spokane County Superior Court on Friday and was released on his own recognizance by Court Commissioner John Stine.

Bader allegedly reached speeds of over 100 mph in his customized Subaru WRX, according to court documents. A passenger in the car told police that the two were filming the car’s acceleration for marketing purposes.

Deputies lost sight of Bader while he was reaching high speeds but found his car unoccupied in the Fish Lake Trail parking lot.

Bader emerged from hiding in the trail area after deputies announced over a loudspeaker that a police dog would be used. He faces charges of attempting to elude a police vehicle and reckless driving.

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