Ofc. Michael Huffman
Monday, August 31, 2020 at 11:03 a.m.
Spokane Police Officers along with the Spokane Fire Department responded to a car crash in the area of 6th Avenue and Florida Street. The vehicle ran through a bedroom of the house where people were sleeping. A passenger in the vehicle fled but the driver remained on-scene. The driver was placed under arrest for DUI, 2 counts of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license 3rd degree. Fortunately only minor injuries to the occupants inside the residence. The residence sustained thousands of dollars in damage.
On 08/31/2020 at around 1215AM, the Spokane Police Department and the Spokane Fire Department responded to a car crash in the area of 6th Avenue and Florida Street. The vehicle ended up crashing into a bedroom of the residence where 2 people were sleeping. The vehicle was traveling fast enough where it went about 10 yards into the yard before stopping. Once the vehicle stopped, the driver placed it into reverse and drove back into the residence on top of the bed where the 2 people were sleeping.
After the crash, a passenger got out of the vehicle and ran away from the scene. He was not located. The driver, identified as 29 year old Michael T. Johnson-Moehrke remained on-scene. Officers arrived and talked to Michael. They determined Michael was under the influence and placed him under arrest for DUI. Michael is also being charged with 2 counts of reckless driving and driving on a suspended license 3rd degree. He was later booked into the Spokane County Jail.
A criminal history was done on Michael and it appears he has a DUI conviction in 2016.
Fortunately the occupants of the residence only suffered minor scrapes as the result of the collision. Their house however suffered several thousands of dollars in damage and needed to boarded up to secure it.
With summer coming to an end and the school season just around the corner, the Spokane Police Department would like to remind everyone to be safe and drink responsibly.
Below are some photos from the collision.
Officer John O'Brien