Year-to-date, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has experienced about 340 motorists refusing to stop for deputies performing traffic enforcement
What could have been a simple traffic stop, Tuesday (Nov. 15) evening, resulted in a driver spending the night in jail – and facing felony charges – for attempting to elude a Clark County Sheriff’s deputy.
At about 6:50 p.m., 18-year-old Ashveer Sandhu, of Vancouver, performed a U-turn on NE 119th St. near Bi-Zi Farms and then spun the tires on his Cadillac ATS-V, right in front of a fully-marked Clark County Sheriff’s Office patrol car.
Sandhu was then observed driving over 90 mph in a 35 mph zone, southbound on NE 87th Ave. The blue lights on the patrol car activated, signaling Sandhu to pull-over so the deputy could speak with him about traffic safety. Instead, Sandhu sped away, driving over 100 mph in the 35 mph zone, into the Five Corners area. The deputy pulled-over in accordance with Washington State Law and Department Policy regarding vehicle pursuits.
Unfortunately for Sandhu, he was spotted by another law enforcement officer a short time later. With the assistance of the Washington State Patrol, CCSO deputies took Sandhu into custody without incident on the off-ramp to NE 219th St. from I-5. After his arrest, Sandhu told investigators he “panicked” when he saw the lights. He was booked into the Clark County Jail for Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle.
Year-to-date, the Clark County Sheriff’s Office has experienced about 340 motorists refusing to stop for deputies performing traffic enforcement. Attempting to Elude a Police Vehicle is a Class C Felony in the State of Washington. CCSO deputies continue to perform traffic enforcement and will attempt to locate and contact drivers who refuse to stop.
Information provided by Clark County Sheriff’s Office.
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