Spike strips were deployed on U.S. Highway 12 between Montesano’s off ramps to stop a man attempting to elude police late Saturday. The Washington State Patrol reports two other vehicles were snared in the trap, but the spike strips also stopped the 1999 Honda Civic at milepost 10, deflating both passenger side tires and sending the car into the concrete bridge of Devonshire road. Both occupants fled the scene but were later apprehended.
The road was blocked with traffic detoured through Montesano for about 3 and a half hours Saturday night.
A 21-year-old Tukwila man, and his teenage passenger, also from Tukwila, were both transported to Community Hospital in Aberdeen with undisclosed injuries. The driver is facing Felony Eluding, and Possession of Stolen Property charges.