Woman arrested after fleeing police, curbing car in North Spokane

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Credit: Spokane County Sheriff's Office

SPOKANE, Wash. — A woman who ran from deputies after committing several traffic violations was later arrested, saying she ran because of past misdemeanor charges.

At around 10:30 p.m. on Monday, Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies say they saw a woman pull into the Heritage Village Shopping Center parking lot with no headlights or taillights.

Law enforcement says the woman sped through the parking lot to avoid a red light at Division and Country Homes.

Deputies pulled over the woman, later identified as 35-year-old Jessica M. Pluid, but she sped off as deputies exited their vehicles. The deputies did not pursue the woman.

Later, a deputy located Pluid and activated emergency lights. Pluid then turned around, sped towards the deputy’s car, and drove over a curb south on W Carolina Way and south on N Wall Street.

Pluid’s car became inoperable and deputies took her into custody without incident.

Pluid told deputies she had forgotten to turn her lights on, and that she ran away after being pulled over because she was worried she might have a misdemeanor warrant.

Pluid did have to active misdemeanor warrants, including making false statements and third-degree theft. Pluid was then booked into Spokane County Jail for the two warrants, plus a new charge of attempting to elude law enforcement.

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