TRAFFIC ALERT: Northwest Blvd. Blocked Due to Crash - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Suspect Who Steals Acura SLAMS Into SUV On Northwest Blvd.

NEWS RELEASE FROM SPD: Just after noon on Thursday Spokane Police officers located a stolen vehicle  in the area of Elm and Montgomery. When the officer activated his emergency lights and siren the vehicle attempted to flee. The officer lost sight of the stolen vehicle near Cannon Park.

A short time later, the stolen Acura slammed into an SUV driving on NW Blvd near Oak. The force of the collision caused the SUV to roll onto its side. The elderly female driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital.

The driver of the stolen car, Shawn McCoy (26), fled the scene on foot but was taken into custody a few blocks away by a detective. 

McCoy is a prolific car thief and is a Repeat Offender (ROP). He will be booked for outstanding warrants, as well as the Attempt to Elude, Possession of a stolen vehicle and hit and run; other charges may be pending. 

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