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Man crashes SUV into Spokane County Jail

SPOKANE, Wash - At 11:38 Sunday Morning a man drove his mother's SUV through the garage door of the Spokane County Jail Sally Port and straight into the prisoner intake area.

Police say shortly before the incident they received a call from a relative of 31-year-old Dustin Leeds, stating Leeds had stolen his mother's Lincoln Navigator.

While police were responding to the call drove the vehicle to the parking lot of the Spokane County Courthouse.  He then proceeded to drive the vehicle over a curb and onto a sidewalk to avoid security devices designed to prevent unauthorized vehicular traffic.  Leeds then crashed the SUV through the closed garage door of the jail.  Once inside the jail, the vehicle collided with a wall, stopping the vehicle.

Police say that after short struggle Leeds was taken into custody and booked into the Jail.

Police are unsure of Leeds' motive for driving into the jail and said they did not find any weapons on him or in the vehicle.  Police said according to family members Leeds may suffer from mental issues.  Family members also told police that Leeds has not driven a vehicle in 15 years.

Leeds was  booked into the Spokane County Jail for theft of a motor vehicle, first degree malicious mischief, and reckless endangerment.  No employees or prisoners were in the area at the time, so no one inside the jail was injured in the crash.

The garage door was secured and is expected to be repaired Monday.  Police say initial estimates put the repair cost of the door at around $14,000.

The Jail remained on "lock down" status for about two hours after the incident.

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