Update, May 26, 3:53 pm:
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - The Spokane County Sheriff's Office has released more information after a driver rammed a patrol car while fleeing from Spokane Valley deputies.
At approximately 2:20 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, a deputy attempted to stop a 2005 Chevrolet Malibu that was driving recklessly near 5th and Park Road. The driver, who was later identified as 28-year-old Levi Everitt, began to flee instead of pulling over.
Everitt continued to drive aggressively as police say he recklessly attempted to avoid capture. Several marked patrol cars were involved in the pursuit as it continued through parking lots, around businesses and even the wrong way on Sprague. The chase was eventually terminated due to the danger Everitt posed.
Instead, deputies fanned out to major intersections with the intent of using spike strips to stop Everitt from traveling at high speeds. Near the intersection of Broadway and University, deputies saw Everitt driving fast with his lights turned off. He appeared to swerve toward a marked patrol car before running over a set of spike strips.
Everitt continued driving recklessly despite several attempted PIT maneuvers. During one attempt, Everitt gripped the steering wheel, smiled and accelerated rapidly toward a deputy, appearing to intentionally ram his patrol car. During another attempt, he drove into the front of a patrol car while a deputy tried to block his escape route.
Everitt continued onto Trent, despite sparks flying from his wheels. A deputy was attempting another PIT maneuver at the intersection of Park and Trent when a motorcycle rider failed to clear the intersection as the emergency vehicles approached and was hit.
Soon after, Everitt collided with a deputy's car, ending the pursuit.
The initial investigation indicates that the motorcycle rider was struck by a deputy's patrol car when the rider failed to clear the intersection. The rider was taken to the hospital for a broken leg. Investigators also believe the motorcyclist was impaired at the time of the incident. A substance believed to be methamphetamine was found on his person.
Everitt and his passenger, 26-year-old Jacob Gier, were taken into custody without further incident.
Everitt explained to deputies that he ran because he got scared and wanted to see his girlfriend one more time. He said he saw a patrol car in the intersection as they approached but did not see a motorcycle. He also admitted to using meth about an hour before the incident.
Gier said he told Everitt multiple times to stop and that he wanted to get out because he was afraid for his life but Everitt wouldn't pull over.
Everitt was taken to and booked into the Spokane County Jail for multiple charges including attempting to elude police, vehicular assault and reckless driving.
Gier was also booked into the Spokane County Jail for possession of heroin and a felony Washington State Department of Corrections warrant.
The motorcycle rider has not been charged but faces charges of possession of a controlled substance and possible DUI. Charges will be dependent on the results of a blood sample.
Trent Ave. has reopened following a pursuit in Spokane Valley that ended with a motorcyclist being struck.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wa.- An early morning police chase in Spokane Valley ended in a crash, sending one person to the hospital, and blocking the roadway.
East Trent Ave. is blocked in both directions near North Park Rd. Drivers should expect delays. There is no current time for when the road will reopen.
Police told KHQ that Spokane County Sheriff's deputies were involved in a chase down East Trent Ave. when the suspect vehicle struck a motorcycle.
The driver of the motorcycle was not involved in the chase. That person was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Police arrested two people from the suspect vehicle involved in the pursuit.
Authorities say it appears the suspect vehicle hit the motorcyclist, however they are investigating to see if deputies had second contact during the collision.
Spokane Valley Police Department is leading the investigation.
Previous Update: 3:54 a.m.
East Trent Ave. is blocked in both directions near North Park Rd. in Spokane Valley.
Police are on scene of the crash that happened around 3:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Expect delays while crews work.
KHQ is on scene waiting for an update from authorities.
This story will be updated once more information becomes available.