SPD: Eluding suspect drove 100 mph in the wrong direction on Division St.

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Credit: SPD

SPOKANE, Wash. — Spokane Police arrested an eluding suspect accused of driving nearly 100 miles per hour in the wrong direction on Division St.

Officers saw the grey Buick sedan driving northbound in the southbound lanes near Division and Bridgeport around 5:30 a.m. Saturday. The driver did not yield to officers and reportedly ran several red lights.

Officers tried to stop the suspect, later identified as 48-year-old John L. Hudson, by spiking his tires, but were unsuccessful and lost sight of the sedan.

A few hours later, a caller near Minnehaha Park reported a suspicious man passed out in a grey Buick in his driveway.

Deputies from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office responded and set up a perimeter. Hudson reportedly fled again and was driving erratically in the area. Deputies successfully deployed spike strikes and deflated the car’s tires.

Officers said Hudson continued driving down Euclid, then went northbound on Market St, striking another vehicle along the way. With flat tires, Hudson reportedly got out and ran away.

Authorities from SPD and the SCSO flooded the area and stopped the suspect near E. Olympic Ave.

Hudson was arrested for eluding, DUI, hit-and-run on an attended vehicle and third-degree driving on a suspended license. He was booked into jail for the charges.

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