Chase ends on I-90 at Evergreen, man in crisis taken into custody

Sullivan Rd Backup
Credit: WSDOT

SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. — All lanes of I-90 were shut down near Evergreen Rd on Wednesday as police worked to take a man into custody.

The Washington State Patrol said the man was in crisis and suicidal.

The situation started as a traffic stop in downtown Spokane, then the driver took off. WSP, Spokane Police and the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office followed him and were able to block the driver in on I-90.

WSP said he was erratic and would not get out of the car, but deputies were able to safely remove him.

The man, who has not been identified, is being evaluated and is suspected of driving under the influence.