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Driver going 100 mph in Spokane Valley blamed speed on 'good music'

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SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

A 19-year-old man who was busted going 100 mph near Sprague and McDonald Rd. last week said he was speeding because he was listening to "good music."

Deputy Clay Hilton and his K9 partner Bane successfully caught and arrested the driver when he took off on foot after a short pursuit.

It started on April 22, around 11 p.m. Hilton and Bane were headed west on Sprague near McDonald Road when the deputy noticed a speeding black Volkswagen headed eastbound, Hilton estimated the car was going at least 100 mph, if not faster. He activated his lights and siren and turned around to make a traffic stop. Instead of pulling over, the driver, later identified as Mihail Seremet, continued to drive recklessly in an attempt to get away from the deputy.

Seremet turned into the parking lot on the southwest corner of Sullivan. He sped through a banks drive-thru lanes before turning south in the parking lot. He turned west behind the business and drove between two dumpsters onto a dirt walking trail.

More Spokane Valley deputies responded as backup and Seremet reached speeds of about 50 mph on the dirt trail as he approached Progress Rd. and a dirt mound used to keep people from accessing the trail from Progress. 

Seremet didn't slow down and vaulted the car over the mound. On the west side of Progress he accelerated and tried to drive over the mound on the west side of Progress but the car got stuck.

Not knowing if Seremet was armed or if he was going to run, Deputy Hilton got out of his car with K9 Bane. Seremet jumped out of the driver's door and began to run. Hilton identified himself and told Seremet he was under arrest and that he would use K9 Bane if he didn't stop running.

Seremet continued to run and K9 Bane was released, Bane quickly brought the driver to the ground. Hilton checked the car to insure no one was hiding inside and took control of K9 Bane while assisting deputies took Seremet into custody.

Deputies read Seremet his rights and asked him why he didn't pull over. He said he got scared and thought he could get away. Deputies asked why he was driving so fast he said he was, "Listening to good music and wanted to drive fast."

Seremet was booked into jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle and Obstructing/Resisting Arrest. 

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