Kent man leads G'view police on chase

GRANDVIEW - A high speed chase covering more than 20 miles finally came to an end this morning when Grandview police took a Kent man into custody.

Grandview Police Chief Dave Charvet said the chase began when an officer attempted to pull the man over at about 4:30 a.m. after he failed to yield at the intersection of Wine Country Road and Grandridge Road.

"At the time the vehicle sped up and headed out of town on Wine Country Road toward Prosser at about 80 miles per hour," Charvet said.

Grandview police chased the vehicle down to the exit 80 truck stop in Prosser, before the Kent motorist came back to Grandview on I-82.

Charvet said a license plate check during the chase revealed the car was a stolen vehicle from the Yakima area.

After re-entering Grandview, the vehicle pulled off the freeway and got back on I-82 headed eastbound, but in the westbound lane.

Just over an hour after the chase started, Grandview police finally caught up with the man at milepost 92 and took him into custody at 5:42 a.m. today.

Charvet said due to the early morning hour, there were no injuries or property damage resulting from the chase.

Since the man had not been charged as of press time, Charvet said he could not release the man's identity. He said the man was being held in the Grandview jail and would later be booked on charges of auto theft and felony eluding.


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