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Driver arrested after 75 mile pursuit that started in Spokane Valley

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On September 17, 2014, at approximately 1:30 pm, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving reports of an erratically driven vehicle westbound on Interstate 90 from Broadway Ave. On September 17, 2014, at approximately 1:30 pm, Washington State Patrol (WSP) communications began receiving reports of an erratically driven vehicle westbound on Interstate 90 from Broadway Ave.
RITZVILLE, Wash. - One man was arrested on Wednesday after leading Washington State Troopers on a 75 mile chase that started in Spokane Valley. 

Troopers told KHQ they began receiving reports of an erratic driver in the westbound lanes of I-90 near the Broadway exit at around 1:30pm. Other drivers called in to report the car was driving at a high rate of speed and was making erratic lane changes. A WSP Trooper located the car near the top of Sunset Hill and attempted to pull the driver over, but the driver did not stop. 

Troopers checked the registration and found the registered owner, 52-year-old Scott Williams of Spokane Valley, had four previous convictions for DUI and his driver's license was revoked. Troopers continued the pursuit, which at some points rach 110 mph. WSP dispatched a plane to follow the pursuit from the air, so their cars on the ground could give Williams  more space to lower his speed so spike strips could be deployed. 

About 22 miles west of Ritzville, a trooper deployed spike strips, which Williams hit. About a mile later, Williams' car came to a rest and he was taken into custody without incident. 

Williams was arrested for Felony Eluding, Felony DUI, Reckless Driving, Driving with a Revoked Driver's License and not having an ignition interlock as required. Williams was booked into the Adams County Jail. 

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