Spokane Man Faces Vehicular Assault After Saturday DUI Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Man Faces Vehicular Assault After Saturday DUI Crash

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 53-year-old Spokane man was arrested Saturday night after his passenger was seriously injured in four-vehicle crash in the 4900 block of East Eighth Avenue.

Edward D. Leifer remains in the hospital undergoing treatment for injuries he suffered and faces a felony count of Vehicular Assault after traffic investigators determined he had consumed alcohol prior to the 8:45 p.m. crash.

Leifer was driving a 2004 Nissan Murano eastbound on Eighth when he drifted onto the shoulder and then overcorrected.  The Murano struck an SUV and then a pickup, pushing the pickup about 20 feet.

The Murano then continued and struck a Volkswagen parked in a nearby driveway.  None of the three vehicles struck by the Murano was occupied.

A 47-year-old female passenger in the Leifer's Nissan suffered a broken neck and large head laceration when the Murano flipped onto its side.

She was transported to a downtown hospital for treatment of her injuries.

Traffic detectives determined that Leifer was driving between 68 and 72 mph in the posted 35 mph zone before the crash.  He suffered a large cut on his neck in the collision.

 

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