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Insanity defense acquits driver

A Whitman County judge has acquitted a Moscow, Idaho, man accused of injuring two Washington State University students in a December hit-and-run.

Driver runs into Davenport Hotel

A driver who sideswiped several cars and then plowed into the Davenport Hotel late Saturday has been arrested on charges of driving under the influence and hit and run. According to the Spokane Police Department, Alecia C. Crawford, 41, was driving west on Sprague when she hit a parked car and a tree near Sprague and Howard just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The car continued, hitting a taxi near Sprague and Post, then a Ford Mustang, before jumping the sidewalk and hitting the hotel. The building had minor damage, according to police.

Arrest made in Indian Trail collision

Spokane police have arrested a man on charges that he ran from a dramatic collision on the Strong Road hill near Indian Trail Road on March 31, and then called in a false report to police.

Family mourns bicyclist killed in crash

David Squires had been riding his bike for years. He didn’t drive, and his 18-speed bicycle was the longtime electrician’s way of getting around Spokane. Squires, 56, was riding that bike when he was struck by a car and killed as he crossed Sprague Avenue while southbound on Division Street on March 1.

Family of cyclist remembers the good times

David Squires had been riding his bike for years. His didn’t drive, and his 18-speed bicycle was the longtime electrician’s way of getting around Spokane.

Pedestrian seriously injured in hit-and-run

A hit-and-run driver seriously injured a Spokane pedestrian Monday on the lower South Hill. Police are looking for information on the incident, which occurred at 12:22 p.m. at South Oak Street and West 10th Avenue.

Family of hit-and-run victim wants bars held responsible

The family of a Canadian woman killed in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane wants two bars that reportedly served the suspected driver alcohol that night held responsible for her death. Elaine Price-Cornell, 63, died after she was hit by a car while crossing Browne Street at Spokane Falls Boulevard in November. The suspected driver, Cameron B. Olsness, is charged with vehicular homicide.

Thoma files $4 million claim against city

A Spokane police sergeant fired after a drunken hit and run crash filed a $4 million claim against the city of Spokane Wednesday, claiming he was wrongfully fired because he’s an alcoholic.

Police chief fires officer involved in hit-and-run

A police sergeant involved in a drunken hit-and-run crash in September has been fired. Bradley N. Thoma, 44, is no longer employed by the Spokane Police Department as of Monday, the department announced Tuesday.

Victim in downtown hit-and-run crash dies

A woman struck by a suspected drunken driver in a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane has died. Elaine Price-Cornell, 63, died Saturday after being struck at Browne Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard about 10:30 p.m. Nov. 20.

Driver in Spokane hit-and-run had prior DUI stop

A driver accused of a hit-and-run crash in downtown Spokane was cited for drunken driving two months before police say he struck a woman after drinking at several bars Friday night. Cameron B. Olsness, 24, had “at least five shots of Tequila and multiple mixed drinks” before he struck a woman at Browne Street and Spokane Falls Boulevard, according to court documents filed Monday.

Police sergeant in DUI crash on paid leave

A Spokane police sergeant accused of driving under the influence and possible hit and run has been placed on paid administrative leave. Bradley N. Thoma, who has been with the Spokane Police Department since October 1989, makes $91,141 per year.

Crash on Ruby Street yields arrest

A driver fleeing the scene of a traffic accident at North Foothills Drive and Ruby Street this morning was arrested by police officers a short distance away, police said.