Corporal Jordan Ferguson, Patrol/PIO, 509.363.8285, email@example.com
Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 5:46 p.m.
Spokane Police Investigating Collisions in Downtown Spokane.
Shortly after 3:00 today, February 13, 2016, Spokane Police began receiving calls about a major incident downtown. The first callers reported a male attacking a car. Additional callers described a road rage incident where several vehicles were struck by one driver.
When officers arrived they found several citizens holding down 40 year old Jason Hoy. Preliminary investigation revealed that Hoy began ramming another car on Riverside Ave, east of Post St. Hoy allegedly rammed the car at least four times before spinning the victim vehicle out of the way. The spinning vehicle hit another parked vehicle. Another vehicle saw what was happening and tried to evade Hoy. Hoy struck that vehicle as well.
Hoy drove at a high speed across Post St. He lost control and struck two vehicles parked along the south curb of Riverside Ave. Hoy jumped out of his vehicle yelling unintelligibly according to witnesses. Hoy ran across Riverside Ave and tried to get in to a car occupied by two people.
Several witnesses rushed to their aid and tackled Hoy. Hoy struggled to get away and severely bit one of the witnesses on the arm. That witness was being treated at a local hospital for the bite wound.
Officers were able to get Hoy into custody and due to his bizarre behavior immediately called for medics. Hoy was transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Officers learned that Hoy had been downtown with his wife Kellie. Officers would like to contact her to help complete the investigation.
Officers expect to charge Hoy with 2nd Degree Assault. Other charges are pending, dependent on the investigation.
If anyone else has information on Kellie’s whereabouts or about this incident they are asked to call Crime Check at 509.456.2233.
Officer John O'Brien