Ofc. Michael Huffman
Monday, July 6, 2020 at 8:16 a.m.
Spokane Police Officers respond to a vehicle vs building crash in North Central Spokane. Driver was taken into custody for vehicular assault. Two juveniles were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.
On 07/03/2020 at about 10:04 PM, Spokane Police Officers responded to a vehicle vs building crash in the 2900 block of North Division Street. Witnesses on-scene described the suspect vehicle going southbound on Division Street at a high rate of speed. The suspect vehicle struck the center median which caused the vehicle to lose control. The suspect vehicle went through a section of bushes before crashing into a building.
There were 4 people total in the vehicle. One ran away from the scene and the two juvenile passengers were transported to a local hospital for their injuries. One of the juvenile’s may lose his eye due to the collision.
The driver of the vehicle was identified as 21 year old Joshua Stricklin. Joshua was showing signs of impairment so a drug recognition expert was called to the scene. Joshua was determined to be under the influence and arrested for vehicular assault.
Drugs and alcohol appeared to be a factor in this collision. This collision is still under investigation.
As we enter into the 4th of July weekend the weather looks like it’s going to be nice. While celebrating our Independence Day the Spokane Police Department wants to remind everyone to be safe and drink responsibly. If you smoke marijuana, the Spokane Police Department wants you to use responsibly as well.
Officer John O'Brien