Spokane police say a suspect drove nearly 100 mph on North Division Street and hit cars during a pursuit early Saturday morning.
John L. Hudson, 48, was eventually arrested on suspicion of eluding police, DUI, hit-and-run and driving with a suspended license, according to a news release.
The incident began when officers spotted a speeding car around 5:30 a.m. near East Bridgeport Avenue and North Division Street, the news release said. The car did not yield to officers, continued at high speeds and ran several red lights.
Spike strips did not disable the vehicle and officers lost sight of the car in the 9700 block of North Nevada Street, the news release said.
Around 8 a.m. a person reported a suspicious man asleep in his driveway near Minnehaha Park in a car matching the suspect vehicle description, the news release said. Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies set up a perimeter, then the car attempted to flee.
Deputies deployed spike strips and deflated the car’s tires as it continued to drive erratically, the news release said. The car struck another vehicle near East Liberty Avenue in the Bemiss Neighborhood area.
The driver, later identified as Hudson, then abandoned the car and fled on foot, according to a news release. Deputies and officers arrested him in the 2900 block of East Olympic Avenue.
Hudson remained in the Spokane County Jail later Saturday afternoon, according to jail records.
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