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1 sent to hospital after chain-reaction crash in N. Spokane

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The scene of a four-car crash in North Spokane. The scene of a four-car crash in North Spokane.
SPOKANE, Wash. -

One person has been arrested and another is in the hospital Tuesday after a suspected drunk driver caused a chain-reaction crash involving multiple cars in North Spokane.

Police say they received a call about a four vehicle collision at N Post and W. Central around 5 p.m. Witnesses reported one vehicle had crashed into multiple cars and that the driver appeared intoxicated and was attempted to leave the scene of the crash.

Citizens also told police that the driver was trying to fight witnesses in the area. When officers arrived they were able to detain the driver. During the course of the investigation, police learned that just before the 4-car crash, the same driver was suspected in another hit-and-run crash near W. Dalke and N. Wall.

The driver was arrested for vehicular assault, and additional charges are expected. Alcohol is believed to be a contributing factor in the crash.  

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