Ofc. Josh Laiva
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 1:17 p.m.
Spokane Police arrested a twelve time convicted felon who Attempted to Elude Officers, and crashed into a truck and an STA Bus.
Today, January 24, just before 10:30 AM, Spokane Police Patrol Anti-Crime Team (PACT) members attempted to conduct a traffic stop on twelve time convicted felon, 34 year old, Christopher Roullier. Roullier attempted to flee from the traffic stop and accelerated eastbound from the area of W. Maxwell Ave. / N. Post St. PACT Officers did not pursue the vehicle Roullier was driving, and they stopped after Roullier fled. Roullier continued eastbound through the intersection of W. Mission Ave. / N. Washington St., striking a truck and an STA Bus. Roullier then fled from his vehicle and was apprehended after a short foot pursuit. The driver of the truck, and one passenger from the STA bus, were transported to a local hospital for their non-life threatening injuries. Roullier is currently in Spokane Police custody and faces several charges to include Eluding, Vehicular Assault, and DUI. The investigation also led officers on scene believe Roullier was under the influence of drugs during the incident.
Roullier is under Department of Corrections (DOC) Supervised Probation. Since his release from prison, Roullier has violated the terms of his DOC Probation several times. Roullier had twelve previous felony convictions. Roullier is a Repeat Offender who is well known to local law enforcement.
The Spokane Police Department and the PACT Officers are dedicated to making the Spokane Community a safer place by putting repeat offenders, who pose a threat to the community, behind bars.
Officer John O'Brien