December 12, 2014
Skamania County Sheriff’s Deputies took control of a vehicle pursuit that originated in the City of Hood River Friday morning. The driver of the vehicle, Veronica Davis 42 years of age from Fairview Montana, did not stop and proceeded north across the Hood River Bridge then continued west on State Route 14. Hood River Police continued pursuing Davis until Skamania County deputies took over the pursuit at MP 54 on SR 14.
Davis’s vehicle reached speeds of up to 83 mph in the Dog Mountain area. Spike strips were deployed near Wind Mountain and were successful in deflating the front passenger tire. Driving on the rim, Davis continued westbound, at a reduced speed but still failed to stop. The pursuit traveled north up Nelson Creek road east of Stevenson and then south down loop road toward city hall. A second spike strip was deployed near Shepherd Ave and Loop Road which successfully deflated the remaining 3 tires. Davis, still failing to stop, continued west on Vancouver Ave and was finally stopped at the County Road Shop on Rock Creek Drive where she was taken into custody without incident.
Davis was transported to the Skamania County Jail where she was booked on charges of attempting to elude, reckless driving and driving while suspended. Hood River Police also issued citations for the same charges and added a charge for having no liability insurance.
Davis was found to have arrest warrants from Sherman County Oregon, a felony warrant for eluding and also a warrant from Richland Washington for Fail to comply on a driving while suspended 3rd degree charge.
Davis’s vehicle was impounded and deputies are preparing an affidavit for a search warrant on the car.
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