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Police say driver in Freya Way bridge crash had large stash of drugs, paraphernalia in car

UPDATED: Fri., May 10, 2019

Police investigate a two-car collision that closed the Freya Way Bridge near Greene Street, Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, in Spokane, Wash. Officers found a stash of drugs and paraphernalia on the roadway. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)
Police investigate a two-car collision that closed the Freya Way Bridge near Greene Street, Thursday morning, May 9, 2019, in Spokane, Wash. Officers found a stash of drugs and paraphernalia on the roadway. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Strewn about the roadway where a man is accused of crashing head-on with another car, shutting down two lanes of busy Freya Way for multiple hours Thursday morning, police found a large stash of drugs and paraphernalia, court records say.

Jarred T. Many, 30, faces a charge of vehicular assault and two counts of felony drug possession. According to a search warrant filed Friday in Spokane Superior Court, police say intoxication was likely a factor in the collision that sent one other man to the hospital with minor injuries.

The crash occurred at about 6 a.m. Thursday, when police say Many, speeding in a northbound Ford Escort, lost control of his car on a curve, struck a raised median and went into the southbound lane, where he struck an oncoming Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Camry was injured and taken to the hospital in a private vehicle. Court records say he sustained bruising to his left shoulder from his seat belt, and is experiencing pain in his back and right elbow.

Many had to be extricated from the sedan by firefighters. He was transported to a hospital with life-threatening injuries, and was listed in satisfactory condition Friday.

Many’s passenger, who witnesses said fled from the collision, has not been located.

Court records say police found a pill bottle, strips of Suboxone – a medication used to treat opioid addiction – needles, a lighter, metal measuring spoons with burn marks, and a prescription for a shingles medication prescribed to a man not named Jarred Many strewn about the area of the crash.

When Many was transported to the hospital, American Medical Response handed police two more pill bottles of prescription medication, say court records. One was for anxiety and panic disorder, another for muscle spasms.

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