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WSP: Driver leads police on chase, hits building

SPOKANE, Wash. - Police say a drunk driver crashed into a sign and a building while trying to get away from a Washington State Patrol trooper.

According to a trooper, shortly before midnight Thursday, Ian Hill, 26, of Spangle, was driving northbound on Division Street at Sharp Avenue. A trooper tried to pull him over for going the wrong way on Division Street.

Hill turned into a parking lot on Boone Avenue, trying to evade the trooper. When turning from Boone Avenue to Atlantic Street, Hill lost control of his truck, causing him to hit a sign, police said.

Hill continued driving, turning into an alley off of Atlantic Street, hitting a concrete wall and a building. WSP would not say what building Hill hit.

The truck eventually came to a stop. Hill was arrested on charges of hit-and-run and driving under the influence.

Hill had one passenger, Jesse George, 32. Neither men were hurt.