SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - Liberty Lake Police spotted a man on a bicycle driving with and against traffic on a busy Barker road just before the lunch hour. Police arrested 25-year-old Daniel Taylor after he crashed the bike at the intersection of Cataldo and Barker and threw his bicycle at the police officer.
Taylor is well known to law enforcement. He was driving in and out of traffic and then crashed his bicycle after police used sirens and their air horn trying to get him to stop. After throwing the bicycle at the officer, Taylor threw the bicycle off the road. Once he was off the road the officer deployed his taser. Police transported Taylor to the Spokane County Jail.
The incident took place right next to the Liberty Lake, Spokane Valley city lines.
TWEET FROM ALEX:
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Just confirmed man involved is 25-year-old Daniel M. Taylor, "well known to police."
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Man ended up crashing in middle of intersection threw bike at officer then to side of the road. Now in custody.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Man was on bike weaving in and out of traffic. Police tried to stop him w/ sirens and air horn, man didn't listen.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Liberty Lake officer utilized taser on man after he threw this bike at the officer.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: This incident was called out over scanner as code 6, officer needs assistance
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Cataldo and Barker is the exact intersection of the scene here. One fire truck, several police officers standing by.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: Police talking about incident. Not sure what happened yet, but it appears it has been resolved.
TWEET FROM ALEX ROZIER: On our way to some type of a police situation in Spokane Valley. Lots of concern over the scanner. Update soon.