SPOKANE, Wash – A Spokane Valley deputy had to be checked out by medics following investigators say a drunk driving chase finished with his patrol auto remaining rammed by the fleeing driver.
It started out with a chase early Saturday early morning.
Spokane Valley Deputy Riley Sullivan noticed an SUV with no license plates driving south on North Pines.
Deputy Sullivan explained the driver was dashing and swerving, so he turned on his lights and siren, but the driver unsuccessful to cease.
The driver, later determined as Jacob Maravilla, refused to stop even as other deputies responded to assist.
That’s when deputies say they saw Maravilla alter seats with the front seat passenger, Roberta Peone.
Deputies say Peone herself then sped away and they made use of a PIT maneuver to try out to stop her.
The PIT maneuver caused the SUV to spin, then Deputy Sullivan pulled forward to block any escape, but Peone accelerated and took off.
The chase continued down many much more streets, into a parking lot, by means of a shut gate and into a building area.
Deputies eventually attempted the PIT maneuver once more on East Grace and say Peone commenced to drive on the sidewalk to get away. At that issue, deputies say Peone accelerated and slammed into Deputy Elijah Jones’ patrol car or truck.
The effects was hard enough to hurt the patrol auto and induce the airbags to deploy.
Maravilla and Peone had been both of those arrested Maravilla experienced two felony warrants out of his arrest for possession of a stolen gun and malicious mischief.
Maravilla was booked into the Spokane County Jail on those people fees and new expenses including attempting to elude a police car or truck, DUI and resisting arrest.
Peone was booked for attempting to elude, next diploma assault and DUI.
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