Cpl. Ronald Van Tassel
Monday, August 10, 2020 at 8:49 a.m.
Another DUI collision in north Spokane has left a homeowner with a large mess to clean up and a fence to repair.
On August 9th, 2020 Officers responded to the area of Cleveland and Ash for a collision. The investigation showed that a vehicle was being driving south on Ash, veered off the roadway and took out about 50 feet of wood fencing at a residence. Some of the wood pickets slammed against the residence loud enough to startle the people inside. The suspect’s vehicle, driven by 33 year old Belton Lomae, was disabled shortly after. The vehicle suffered heavy front end damage and had a picket lodged through the front grill.
Lomae has convictions from several states. Here in Washington he has been convicted of a previous DUI from 2008. This collision happened just after 10am. A preliminary breath test showed Lomae was twice the legal limit. He was showing other signs of intoxication and he was arrested for DUI.
We are thankful that this collision only resulted in property damage and that no other vehicles or pedestrians were struck by Lomae.
Officer John O'Brien