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Man arrested after wild chase in East Spokane

SPOKANE, Wash. - A wild chase in east Spokane ended with a crash and a man under arrest Wednesday afternoon.

Spokane Police say they tried to stop Tyler Tofsrud, 23, who was wanted in relation to a stolen vehicle investigation Tuesday. Tofsrud sped away from officers in a Mercedes Benz sedan.

Officers chased Tofsrud and, near the Avista building, he clipped another car and then spun into a power pole, bringing the chase to an end near the intersection of N. Perry Street and E. Baldwin Avenue.

Police arrested Tofsrud for attempting to elude a police vehicle and said a handgun was found on the front seat, which is illegal for him to possess as a convicted felon. Authorities believe Tofrsud will be facing more charges.

The woman driving the vehicle Tofsrud hit was not injured.