DUI Driver Detained after Clark County Pursuit Accident on St. Johns Road
CLARK COUNTY, WA (May 5, 2021) – Monday night, authorities arrested Travis Streeter after a traffic stop on St. Johns Road led to a pursuit.
Just after 8:00 p.m., a deputy initiated a traffic stop after seeing a vehicle driving in the wrong direction on St. Johns Road. Moreover, the vehicle almost caused a head-on crash.
After the deputy called for a traffic stop, the driver gave a fake name and fled the scene. The driver’s suspect vehicle was a white Ford F450 box truck towing a cargo trailer.
Then, the deputies chased the allegedly impaired driver. The driver traveled recklessly and the wrong way as he attempted to escape from the deputies. Meanwhile, several other drivers tried to avoid being struck by the box truck.
As the chase continued, the suspect almost hit a responding deputy on Northeast 60th Street and St. Johns Road. As a result, the deputy went off the road and struck a utility pole. Meanwhile, the officers confirmed that the deputy suffered no injuries.
The pursued then came into the East Minnehaha neighborhood where the suspect crashed into another deputy head-on. The impact left the deputy with a minor injury.
Eventually, the deputies managed to force the suspect off the road until the truck crashed into a chain-link fence. Then, the truck stopped into a residential yard.
According to the investigation, the said truck was reported stolen.
Meanwhile, authorities arrested 33-year-old Travis Streeter of Bonney Lake. Streeter suffered no injuries in the crash.
He is being held on charges of first-degree assault and possession of a stolen motor vehicle. He’s also facing charges on an attempt to elude, reckless driving, reckless endangerment, and third-degree driving with a suspended license.
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