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Two legged suspect fails to outrun the long paw of the law

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. - A man riding a stolen motorcycle erratically through Spokane Valley traffic was unable to elude a Spokane County Sheriff's deputy and his four-legged partner Wednesday morning.

Around 7:40 a.m. Wednesday Dwayne Davis, 31, was spotted driving southbound on Pines near Indiana, passing other cars on the right shoulder and tailgating as he weaved his way in and out of traffic.

A deputy gave chase and tried to stop Davis as he turned east onto Desmet, but Davis had other plans, accelerating on the frosty roadway away from the patrol car.

Unfortunately for Davis as he turned northbound onto Vercler he lost control of the bike. As he began trying to push it away, the deputy pulled up, so Davis dumped the bike and began running back toward Desmet.

The deputy informed Davis that his partner, K-9 Ekko Von Grundheide, would be released if he did not stop. Davis did not stop, so Ekko gave chase, rapidly catching up to him and putting an end to the pursuit.

After he was taken into custody it was determined that he was driving with a suspended license and was riding a motorcycle reported stolen on Sept. 14, 2012. He was booked into the Spokane County Jail on charges of attempting to elude, possession of a stolen vehicle and driving with a suspended license.