Spokane Valley DUI suspect arrested on multiple charges


Spokane County Sheriff badgeAn intoxicated 37-year-old man was arrested in Spokane Valley Saturday night for giving a false name, resisting arrest and assaulting a deputy. 

Saturday night a Spokane Valley deputy noticed a car without a license plate driving 44 mph in a 35 mph zone. The deputy pulled the driver over after he merged onto I-90. The driver, eventually identified as Charles M. Terry, first identified himself as "Michael Patterson" and stated he didn't have his driver's license with him and the car belonged to the woman in the passenger seat. 

While speaking with Terry, the deputy observed signs of intoxication. 

While checking the name provided, the deputy found no information. He then saw Terry run from the car and advised dispatch he was now in a foot pursuit. Terry ran into a wooded area, but was caught while trying to scale a fence. The Sheriff's Office says Terry resisted arrest and assaulted the deputy. At one point, Terry was able to break free and took off running again. He was caught trying to scale another fence and with the help of additional deputies, was taken into custody. 

Additional investigation revealed his real name and deputies found his license was suspended. 

Terry was taken to jail and booked for 3rd Degree Assault, DUI, Driving While Suspended, Refusal to Cooperate/Provide Information, Obstructing, and Resisting Arrest. 

Terry is currently being held on $10,000 bond for these charges in addition to a $1,000 bond for a separate case where he was charged with DUI and Driving while Suspended.

(story: KHQ.com; image: Spokane County Sheriff's Office)