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Wild Spokane Police Chase Leaves Woman In Hospital

UPDATE: The driver, 24-year-old Rachel A Banks, is in serious condition at Sacred Heart.

OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE: On Monday at 02:06 AM Spokane Police Officer S. Lesser was traveling northbound on the Maple St Bridge when he observed a white Honda Accord 4 door being closely followed by a white Camaro.

Officer Lesser was able to see the Honda had no rear license plate and was able to get behind the Honda Accord. Ofc Lesser turned on his overhead lights and siren in an attempt to stop the vehicle for no vehicle license plate.

The Honda Accord refused to pull over and accelerated at a high rate of speed northbound on the bridge and swerved around another vehicle. Officer Lesser decided to terminate the pursuit for the public's safety and immediately deactivated his overhead lights and siren.

While still on the Maple Street Bridge he drove the speed limit and could see the Honda Accord was still driving at a high rate of speed and was still swerving in the lanes until it disappeared over the crest of the hill past the Maple Street Bridge.

Officer Lesser crossed the Maple Street northbound  and as he came up to N Maple St/W Dean Ave, he observed the white Honda Accord had crashed into a residence. He immediately put out the collision and exited his patrol car and saw the female driver was trapped inside the Honda Accord. Ofc. Lesser requested the Spokane Fire Department. The Spokane Fire Department arrived and had to extricate the driver from the Honda Accord.

As Spokane Police investigated the collision it was revealed that the Honda Accord was a confirmed Spokane stolen vehicle reported on July 25th, 2011.

The driver was identified as 24-year-old Rachel A Banks. Rachel will be charged with eluding and possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

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