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Driving, Eluding, Running and Resisting While Intoxicated?

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - On Wednesday February 20th at 1:25 a.m., Spokane Valley Sheriff's Deputy Juan Rodriguez, was parked in the area of Woodlawn and Broadway Ave. finishing paperwork when he observed a vehicle traveling eastbound on Broadway.  He noticed the vehicle hit the curb and came to a stop in front of his fully marked patrol car. 
 
The vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet Impala, began traveling eastbound again and Deputy Rodriguez pulled out and began to follow it believing the driver may be intoxicated.  Deputy Rodriguez observed the vehicle weaving and at one point, it crossed into the oncoming lane of travel. 
 
Deputy Rodriguez activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop but the vehicle continued to maintain speed for a short distance and then it began to accelerate and pull away from him.  With his light and siren now on, the suspect continued to try and evade by turning onto residential streets almost striking a parked vehicle and traveling at speeds over 50 mph. The vehicle turned onto Alki Avenue, which is a dead-end, and came to a stop. 
 
The male driver, later identified as 29-year-old Cody B. Staley, exited the vehicle and began running through the backyard of one of the residences with Deputy Rodriguez chasing him and yelling for him to stop.
 
Staley tripped over some construction materials in one of the yards enabling Deputy Rodriguez to grab him and take him to the ground.  Staley continued to resist Deputy Rodriguez but he was able to place Staley into handcuffs after a short struggle. 
 
Deputy Rodriguez could smell the odor of an alcoholic beverage coming from Staley and he admitted to Deputy Rodriguez he'd been drinking.  Staley refused field sobriety evaluations and later refused to give a breath sample. 
 
He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for a felony charge of Attempting to Elude and misdemeanor charges of Driving While Intoxicated and Obstructing a Peace Officer. 
 
 
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