Spokane Valley Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges After ATV - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Spokane Valley Man Faces Vehicular Homicide Charges After ATV Crash

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A 32-year-old Spokane Valley man faces a felony count of Vehicular Homicide following a fatality crash in which alcohol was involved.

Sheriff's traffic investigators say 32-year-old Christopher Patrick Arnold was operating a 2010 Polaris Razor on private property in the 18200 block of South Molter Road about 10:45 p.m. Saturday.

The Polaris drove off an embankment and fell about nine feet.  Arnold's 30-year-old female passenger was killed, although the ATV suffered only a single flat tire. 

The cause of the woman's death will take autopsy, investigators reported, and the Spokane County Medical Examiner's Office will release her name afterward.

Deputies said Arnold had alcohol on his breath at the time of the crash and was operating the ATV while his Washington driver's license is suspended.

Investigators said the Polaris is a two-seat all-terrain vehicle that is equipped with a metal cage and roll bar to protect the occupants.

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