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Stories tagged: washington state patrol


UPDATED: Sat., May 18, 2019

WSP trooper in hospital after patrol car was hit by driver allegedly running stop sign

A Washington State Patrol Trooper was sent to the hospital after a driver ran a stop sign in Spokane Valley on Friday afternoon and hit an unmarked patrol car.


UPDATED: Mon., May 13, 2019

WSP trooper recovering from injuries from I-90 crash

A Washington state trooper injured in a crash on Interstate 90 is recovering at home from his injuries.


UPDATED: Mon., May 6, 2019

Woman accused of vehicle assault in Trent Avenue crash in Spokane Valley

A woman faces felony charges after Washington State Troopers say she tried to run from the scene of a Spokane Valley accident she’s accused of causing.


UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019

Woman who successfully overturned vehicular homicide charge sues WSP, alleging false arrest and imprisonment

A woman who fought off felony vehicular homicide charges after successfully arguing that Washington State Patrol troopers made false statements to obtain search warrants is now suing the state agency …


Slain WSP trooper’s name among 5 being considered for new Pasco middle school

A slain Washington State Patrol trooper may be remembered on Pasco’s newest middle school.


Man, 87, dies in Omak crash; two others hospitalized

The Washington State Patrol said Eugene L. Layton failed to yield when making a left turn from state Route 97 onto Engh Road at about 2:45 p.m. His Buick Lucerne …


UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019

‘It’s the law’ Inslee says of state patrol security on campaign trips

Gov. Jay Inslee defends having state patrol security for his presidential campaign trips because “it’s the law.”


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019

Spokane sheriff’s deputy hit by SUV in north Spokane County while responding to 911 call

A Spokane County Sheriff’s deputy, driving with his lights and siren on, was hit by an SUV at the intersection of U.S. Highway 2 and Farwell Road on Tuesday morning.


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019

Four hospitalized after three-car crash north of Spokane

The Washington State Patrol reported Jessica H. Fisk, 21, was driving north on U.S. Highway 395 and failed to stop at a red light just before 11 a.m., crashing her …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Bump stock buy-back program ends, over 150 devices returned to Spokane WSP office

A program allowing Washington residents to sell their bump stocks to the Washington State Patrol ended on Tuesday with about 1,000 devices returned to patrol at $150 each. Of those, …


UPDATED: Thu., March 28, 2019

Hourlong chase at speeds reaching 128 mph from Spokane Valley to Davenport ends in rollover crash

Speeds reached 128 mph as a driver in a pickup truck led law enforcement on a chase Wednesday night on U.S. Highway 2 that started in Spokane Valley and ended …


UPDATED: Tue., March 19, 2019

What do wine, the Seattle Storm and Mount St. Helens have in common? They could soon be celebrated on Washington license plates.

Legislature considers more plates for Washington drivers.


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Steady stream of Spokane gun owners shed bump stocks in state program

For one gun owner, the bump stock was just a hunk of plastic that didn’t work as advertised and had been taking up space in his drawer for the past …


UPDATED: Mon., March 18, 2019

Area law enforcement make at least three dozen drunken driving arrests of St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Nearly 40 people were arrested over the St. Patrick’s Day holiday weekend under suspicion of drunken driving.


UPDATED: Thu., March 14, 2019

Bump stock owners can turn in devices for $150 check from state under new bill

Washington owners of bump stocks can turn them in to the Washington State Patrol for $150 on four days in March.


UPDATED: Wed., March 13, 2019

Semitruck driver airlifted to hospital after troopers say he caused three-vehicle collision on I-90 near Ritzville

An Everett semi truck driver was airlifted to a local hospital Wednesday morning after his vehicle hit a rock embankment on Interstate 90 east of Ritzville, leading to a three-vehicle …


UPDATED: Tue., March 12, 2019

State troopers respond to 39 crashes related to snow; trooper’s car hit but no injuries

A car lost control and sideswiped a Washington State Patrol trooper’s car on Tuesday. No one was injured, and his car had minor damage.


UPDATED: Sat., March 9, 2019

Man parked on Interstate 90 reportedly runs into traffic, hit by car

A Coeur d’Alene man was hit by a car Saturday morning on Interstate 90, 17 miles west of Spokane, and had to be transported by helicopter to the hospital.


UPDATED: Fri., March 8, 2019

Woman hijacks car, pushes passenger out, flees with victim’s dog and crashes on I-90

Spokane police officers arrested a woman Friday after she allegedly hijacked an idling car, pushed a passenger out and drove off with a dog in the car. The suspect crashed …


UPDATED: Fri., March 1, 2019

WSP Trooper spots house on fire, evacuates sleeping residents

A Washington State Patrol trooper drove by a house spewing smoke on Friday and ran inside to awake and evacuate the residents.


As Spokane beefs up efforts to catch car thieves, some – including prolific one who targets Subarus – won’t stop

In the time it takes to tidy your bed, floss your teeth or microwave a bowl of rice, 19-year-old Christian Normand can steal your car. If it’s an early-’90s-to-2000s Subaru, …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019

Crash on SR-291 northwest of Spokane blocks both lanes

Washington State Patrol shut down State Route 291 two miles northwest of Spokane due to a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured at least one person, according to a news release …


UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 15, 2019

Troopers investigate possible suicide in case of man found dead after pickup crashes on I-90 in Spokane

Washington State troopers are investigating the circumstances surrounding a man who was found dead Monday night in his vehicle after causing a three-car collision on Interstate 90 near downtown Spokane.


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 11, 2019

Woman accused of injuring Washington State Patrol trooper in I-90 crash was driving drunk, authorities say

A woman accused of injuring a Washington State Patrol trooper after striking his vehicle Sunday evening on Interstate 90 in Spokane Valley may have been driving drunk.


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 2, 2019

Spokane Valley man killed, woman injured in head-on crash Friday night near Newport

A Spokane Valley man died Friday night and a woman was injured in a three-vehicle crash near Newport when he attempted to pass another car in a no-passing zone and …


UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019

Semitruck crashes, catches fire on I-90 near Moses Lake; no injuries reported

A semitruck crashed and caught fire Saturday afternoon on Interstate 90 near Moses Lake, blocking eastbound traffic, spilling fuel onto the roadway and sending a plume of black smoke into …


UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 25, 2019

WSP investigates two fatal crashes south of Spokane on Friday

The Washington State Patrol responded to two fatal collisions Friday, including one that continues keep both southbound lanes of U.S. Highway 195 closed near Spangle.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Multiple agencies pursue vehicle in high speed chase through Spokane, Cheney; suspects arrested after crash

A Washington State Patrol trooper was injured during a high-speed chase that began in Idaho and ended with a crash in Cheney early Friday morning.


UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 28, 2018

Yakima man hit, killed by truck after car breaks down on Interstate 90

Thomas B. Whitlock, 31, was standing in a westbound lane of the freeway next to his own vehicle, which had broken down about 7 miles east of the town of …


UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018

Driver injured after semitruck fails to stop at traffic light in Spokane Valley

An 89-year-old driver was injured Wednesday afternoon when a semitruck failed to stop at an intersection in Spokane Valley, according to Trooper Jeff Sevigney of the Washington State Patrol.