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Driver arrested after early morning high-speed chase

Published On: Oct 03 2013 10:15:32 AM CDT
Updated On: Oct 03 2013 04:37:01 PM CDT
SPOKANE, Wash. -

One man was arrested early Thursday morning after he led police on a wild high speed chase from Airway Heights to downtown Spokane that ended with spike strips, a foot pursuit, and a K-9 search.

The chase began when an Airway Heights police officer noticed a stolen vehicle in the  Walmart parking lot off Highway 2 and started chasing the driver when he failed to stop for the officer.

Both cars reached speeds of 100 miles per hour heading down Interstate 90 toward Spokane. The Airway Heights officer kept in contact with Spokane Police, who set up spike strips to disable the vehicle at 3rd and Monroe. The driver drove the disabled vehicle to 5th and Washington and then jumped out and took off on foot

"We had a lot of officers in the area right away, got a good perimeter set up, had a K-9 that wasn't far away, he was able to track the driver to a place where he was hiding in a plastic barrel behind an apartment complex," Spokane Police Lieutenant Dean Sprague said.

Jesse Woodward, 21, was arrested for possession of a stolen vehicle, attempting to elude, and an outstanding reckless endangerment warrant.

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