High Speed Hit and Run Incident in Downtown Sends Two to the Hospital, One to Jail

Ofc. Daniel Strassenberg, PIO

Wednesday, May 22, 2024 at 7:52 a.m.

High speed hit & run incident in downtown sends 2 to the hospital, 1 to jail

On May 20th 2024 at just after 6pm, SPD responded to the area of Main and Washington in Downtown Spokane on a report of a high-speed vehicle collision. 911 was advised two vehicles were involved and that one car had rolled over after impact. 911 was also advised that the driver of the at fault vehicle attempted to run from the scene, but was stopped by passers-by and restrained pending the arrival of law enforcement. It was later discovered that the citizens who detained the fleeing male were law enforcement officers from another jurisdiction. The off-duty officers (Pasco Police Department) who assisted in the apprehension of the suspect driver are in Spokane for the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs Conference, WASPC.

The male suspect was then contacted and detained by SPD. Officers learned the occupants of the victim vehicle had sustained minor injuries from the collision with one of them requiring assistance from the Spokane Fire Department to exit the severely damaged vehicle. The victims were transported to a local hospital for additional medical treatment. During the course of the investigation, officers determined the suspect was impaired at the time of the collision.

Joshua C. DeVleming (30) was arrested and booked into the Spokane County Jail for DUI, Reckless Driving and Vehicle Hit and Run with injury.

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