Captain Rob Huss
Government and Media Relations
(360) 596-4010 – office
(360) 596-4015 – fax
*** For Immediate Release***
Short Pursuit Leads to Stolen Vehicle Recovery
On January 7, 2015, at approximately 12:30 pm, a Washington State Patrol (WSP) trooper sitting at the intersection northbound Evergreen at Interstate 90 observed a red passenger car driving recklessly. The red passenger car nearly struck several vehicles in the intersection as it failed to yield in the intersection and proceeded to enter I90 westbound. The trooper activated his emergency lights and siren but the driver did not stop.
The car finally stopped and the driver put his hands outside the driver's window on the westbound Pines off ramp. As the trooper exited his patrol vehicle the driver sped away down the off ramp turning left onto Indiana Avenue. Troopers executed a felony stop and the driver was taken into custody without incident near the intersection of Indiana and State Route 27. A check of the vehicle registration revealed that the vehicle had been reported stolen earlier in the day.
Troopers identified the driver as 26 year old, Daniel Taylor from Spokane Valley. Taylor was placed into custody for Felony Eluding, Felony Possession of Stolen Vehicle, Reckless Driving and Driving with a Revoked Driver's License. Taylor also had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant. Taylor was booked into the Spokane County Jail.
The registered owner of the vehicle was called and responded to the scene to retrieve the vehicle. The registered owner indicated that the vehicle was left running in front of an apartment complex when it was stolen. WSP troopers remind drivers to not leave vehicles running unattended so as to not become the next victim.
There were no injuries or collisions associated with this pursuit and arrest.