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Two people arrested; found in most stolen type of car in the country

SPOKANE, Wash.- Early Monday morning, police arrested two people after a police pursuit in which speeds of 100 miles per hour were hit. Spokane police say just after midnight Monday morning, an officer saw a car speeding east on Sprague, driving over 70 miles an hour. The officer says he tried to pull the car over but the driver took off, getting on the I-90 heading east.

Police say the suspect, later identified as 23 year-old Allen Easley, refused to stop and continued at speeds reaching 100 miles an hour on the freeway. Police say that often in situations like this, they do not continue the chase because they don't want to put other drivers at risk. But in this case, they say traffic was light enough to continue the pursuit. 

Sheriff's deputies were called to help when Easley got off the freeway at the Evergreen exit. Easley then did a 180, on got back on the freeway, heading west. Police laid down spike strips right around Argonne, which took out one of the car's tires. After losing that tire, officers say the car came to a stop near Freya. 

Officers arrested the driver, Allen S. Easley, and his 24 year-old female passenger. Easley will be charged with Felony Possession of a Stolen Vehicle and Felony Attempt to Elude Law Enforcement. His passenger was arrested on several outstanding warrants. 

The car involved in this chase was a 2008 Honda Civic. Spokane police say the car was stolen in a garage burglary on Saturday night. According to the National Insurance Crime Bureau, the Honda Civic is the most stolen car in America—specifically the 1995 model. The bureau says many cars are stolen so thieves can sell their parts, and the parts in the Honda Civic are compatible with a number of other cars making it a prime target. 

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