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WATCH: Speeding driver captured by K9 Laslo after lengthy chase

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Spokane County Sheriff's deputies report a man is in jail after a lengthy high-speed chase through Spokane Valley Saturday night.

Around 10:45 Saturday night, Spokane Valley Sheriff's Corporal Jeff Thurman saw a car with Minnesota license plates speeding the wrong way down on 3rd Ave near Custer. Thurman estimated the car was going about 50 mph in a 35 mph zone. The driver was going the wrong way on a one-way street. Thurman attempted to pull the driver over with lights and siren, but the driver didn't stop.

While Thurman continued chasing the car, Spokane County Sheriff's Office helicopter Air 1 flew to the scene along with additional patrol units. As the chase entered the downtown area, Thurman stopped chasing the driver because of safety concerns.

Meanwhile Air 1 continued to observe the reckless driver and advise units on the ground of what was happening. The driver, identified as Edwin Hernandez-Vasquez, continued speeding and disregarding traffic lights in the area.

Air 1 told officers near on the ground near 14th and Grand that the driver had made a U-Turn and was now speeding toward two officers in their car. Hernandez-Vasquez narrowly missed the patrol car as he sped past. Officers then reengaged the chase a short time later. With Air 1 still overhead, Hernandez-Vasquez made hi way north across the Maple Street Bridge.

When he attempted to turn west on Northwest Boulevard he lost control of his car and hit a light pole. Then the man jumped out of his car and ran through the parking lot. Thurman pulled into the parking lot, and Hernandez-Vasquez kept running. That's when Thurman deployed K9 Laslo. Laslo quickly caught up with the running man and grabbed on to his arm.

Thurman and other officers took the driver into custody and booked into Spokane County Jail. He was charged with attempting to elude law enforcement, driving with an invalid license, resisting arrest and reckless driving. Immigration Customs Enforcement was also notified after it was determined that Hernandez-Vasquez was in the U.S. illegally and had previously been deported to Honduras.

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