Ofc. Joshua Laiva, PIO
Monday, May 11, 2020 at 5:03 p.m.
Spokane Police arrest eluding suspect who drove northbound on N Division St., in the southbound lanes of travel, at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour.
Saturday, May 9, just before 5:30AM, Spokane Police Officers observed a grey Buick sedan headed northbound in the southbound lanes of N Division St., approaching E Bridgeport Ave., at speeds approaching 100 miles per hour. The vehicle did not yield to the Spokane Police Officers, continued the excessive speeds, and ran several red lights. Attempts to spike the tires of the vehicle were also initially unsuccessful. Spokane Police Officers lost sight of the vehicle in the 9700 block of N Nevada St.
After 8:00AM, a caller east of Minnehaha Park reported a suspicious male, passed out in a grey Buick, in his driveway. Based on the location of the vehicle, and it matching the description of the vehicle that had fled earlier, the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded to the area and set up a perimeter. After the arrival of the Sheriff’s Deputies, the Buick again attempted to flee the area. The Buick failed to yield to the Deputies, and continued the erratic driving pattern. The Deputies were able to deploy spike strips and successfully deflate the tires of the Buick.
The Buick continued the reckless behavior fleeing westbound on E Euclid Ave., and then northbound on N Market St. The Buick did strike another vehicle while fleeing the area of E Liberty Ave. The driver of the Buick later abandoned the vehicle, with the flat tires, and fled northwest on foot from the area of the 4700 block of N Market St.
Spokane Police Officers and Spokane County Deputies flooded the area, and located the suspect in the 2900 block of E Olympic Ave.
The suspect, identified as 48 year old John L. Hudson, was arrested for felony and misdemeanor charges including: Eluding, DUI, Hit and Run on an Attended Vehicle, and Driving on a Suspended License 3rd Degree. Hudson was booked into the Spokane County Jail for his charges.
Officer John O'Brien