Wild local police chase lands two people in jail - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wild local police chase lands two people in jail

SPOKANE, Wash.- Spokane Police Officers say they arrested two people Tuesday morning following a short pursuit. Officers say they attempted to stop a 1996 Honda Accord which was speeding in the area of 1st Avenue and Pittsburg Street around 2:00 Tuesday morning. 

Officers say the car's driver would not pull over but they canceled pursuit because of the rainy conditions. About five minutes later another officer spotted the Accord, which it turns out had been stolen late Monday night. Officers were able to use spike strips to flatten two of the tires, but it didn't slow down the Accord. The driver continued on metal rims westbound near Trent and Springfield, heading toward the downtown Spokane area.  

In the 1800 block of East Trent, officers were able to perform a PIT maneuver on the vehicle and stop the car. Both the driver and the passenger were arrested at the scene. The driver, 37 year-old Richard Lee Trower was charged with Felony Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Attempt to Elude. The passenger, 27 year-old Ambur Bay, was charged with possession of a controlled substance.  

Both were booked into the Spokane County Jail and are expected to make their first court appearance Tuesday morning. Officers say no one was injured in the pursuit and eventual arrests.

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