Man Faces Multiple Charges Hit And Run With WSP Trooper Who Ran - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man Faces Multiple Charges Hit And Run With WSP Trooper Who Ran Red Light

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SPOKANE, Wash. - A man is in custody and facing multiple charges after colliding with a WSP trooper at the intersection of Ash and Maxwell late Wednesday night. Just after 11pm 34-year-old Christopher Sutton was driving westbound on Maxwell when he ran into a WSP trooper who ran a red light driving southbound on Ash as he crossed Maxwell.

Sutton took off after the crash and was captured a short time later. Trooper Paul Wanzenried, 43, who was driving a Washington State Patrol car at the time, was transported to Sacred Heart with non-life threatening injuries and later released. Sutton, who was driving a beige, 1999 Toyota Camry, was not injured.

Both drivers were wearing seat belts. The cause of the accident was Trooper Wanzenried's failure to obey a traffic device, but Sutton is facing charges of DUI, driving with a suspended license and hit and run.

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