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Driver Falsely Gives Name of a Wanted Person - Gets Charges of His Own
A driver who was contacted during a traffic stop initially lies about his identity, but unfortunately for him, the name he provided had active warrants for that person’s arrest. A short time later, he gave his real name which led to his arrest for violation of a no contact order, driving with a suspended driver’s license and provided false or misleading statements.
On March 5, 2019, at approximately 8:20 p.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Deputies Vincent McKenzie and Louis Acosta stopped a vehicle, near Florida and Farwell, after learning the register owner’s driver’s license was suspended when they checked the vehicle’s license plate on their mobile data computer.
Deputy McKenzie contacted the male driver and asked to see his driver’s license. The driver, later identified as the registered owner 33-year-old Michael D. Kinne, said he didn’t have his license with him. When Deputy McKenzie asked for his name, Kinne became argumentative, stating he didn’t need to identify himself and the traffic stop wasn’t legal. Kinne continued to reach around in the vehicle during the contact, placing his hands out of view, despite repeated commands to keep his hands visible and on the steering wheel.
Deputy McKenzie instructed Kinne to exit the vehicle, but he continued to argue and fail to follow instructions. After a couple of minutes, Kinne complied and was detained.
The female passenger was identified by Deputy Acosta and found to be the protected person of a served domestic violence no contact order. After being advised she was free to leave, she walked away from the scene.
During this time, Deputy McKenzie continued his attempt to identify Kinne who provided a name, which when checked, revealed an active felony and misdemeanor arrest warrant. A short time later, once he was informed of the warrants for the name provided, Kinne admitted he lied and provided his correct name. His name was checked, and the no contact order was discovered, showing Kinne was restrained from contacting the female passenger. The check also confirmed Kinne’s driving status was suspended.
After additional investigation, Kinne was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for felony Violation of an Order (due to previous convictions), Drive while Suspended 2nd Degree and Making False or Misleading Statements.