In 'Hilarious' Move, Passenger Calls 911 on the Cops

A passenger being driven by a suspected drunk driver who allegedly reached speeds over 100mph called 911 on Sunday but did not report the driver. Instead, in what Washington State Patrol Trooper Ryan Senger calls a "hilarious" move, the passenger called police on the police, claiming the pursuit of the vehicle violated the occupants' constitutional rights. A trooper reportedly began pursuing the Ford F-150 after midnight after noticing the vehicle weaving in and out of lanes on State Route 27 in Spokane Valley. A person in the vehicle then "called county 911, who transferred them to us," Senger explained. According to Senger, the vehicle's driver and two passengers believed police were forbidden from high-speed chases under reforms adopted by the state legislature in 2021. Not so. House Bill 1054 allows pursuits if there is reasonable suspicion that a person is driving under the influence, has committed a violent or sexual crime, or is an escaped felon. Police deployed a spike strip about 7 miles from where the chase began, disabling one of the truck's tires. The vehicle "got stuck on a berm" a few miles further down the road. Alcohol containers were found in the car. (Newser)


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