Man arrested after short pursuit in Whitman County

emergency lights and road The Whitman County Sheriff's Office reports a Malden man was arrested in downtown Rosalia early Sunday morning after leading deputies on a short pursuit.

Deputies originally responded to Rosalia around 2 a.m. after receiving a report of a car speeding around town. Once in town, deputies saw a late-model Honda Civic driving recklessly near N. Whitman Avenue. When deputies attempted to pull the car over, the driver took off down a side street, turning off the Honda's headlights. 

Pursuing deputies report the driver raced up and down several alleys, streets and parking lots going faster than 50 mph before finally pulling over.

26-year-old Michael Canedy of Malden was booked into the Whitman County Jail on charges of felony eluding. Deputies say Canedy had a young passenger in the car when he was arrested, but the passenger isn't facing any charges.

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