Stolen semi leads Spokane law officers on high speed chase

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A man driving a stolen semi with a Wal-Mart trailer led law enforcement on a wild chase throughout Spokane before crashing into a family’s garage and running away.

Witnesses reported that a Wal-Mart trailer was pulled over in Spokane Valley Thursday morning and two men were unloading items into a white pickup.

The Spokesman-Review says sheriff’s deputies chased the semitrailer at speeds of 60 miles per hour into Spokane. Multiple schools declared partial lockdowns due to safety concerns.

Spokane police deployed spike strips and began blocking intersections and the truck reached speeds of 70 miles per hour.

The truck plowed into a detached garage and a police dog found the driver hiding a block away.

The Spokane County Sheriff’s Office says the trailer was stolen from the Airway Heights Wal-Mart.


Information from: The Spokesman-Review,