Deputies Locate and Arrest Reckless Driver Reported by Citizen
On Sunday night, Spokane Valley Deputies located and arrested a driver for reportedly driving recklessly. The suspect was found after a citizen and reported a vehicle was spinning circles in the parking lot of Valley Mission Park and driving on Bowdish at high speeds.
On June 20, 2021, at approximately 9:15 pm., Deputy Lederle was dispatched to a report of a reckless driver. A citizen reported a black Chevy SUV was recklessly spinning donuts in the parking lot of Valley Mission Park. The caller told the driver to stop before leaving, noting the driver appeared high or intoxicated. He also provided information the vehicle was now traveling south on Bowdish at 70+ mph.
The caller provided an update that the vehicle turned into a parking lot located in the 13400 block of E. 20th Avenue.
Deputy Lederle and Deputy Korpi arrived at the parking lot a few minutes later. They observed a black Chevy Suburban with license plates provided by the caller that matched, except for one letter and a male matching the driver's description standing next to it.
The Deputies approached and contacted the male, later identified as 32-year-old Jeremy R. McKinney. McKinney began to walk away from the SUV while holding a beer. McKinney appeared intoxicated and became agitated, ordering the Deputies to explain why they were on his property. It was explained they were investigating a report of a reckless driver, and McKinney began yelling profanities as he walked toward the passenger’s side door of his vehicle. McKinney was ordered to stop, and he complied. He was safely detained without further incident and advised of his rights.
McKinney said he went to the park to “have some fun” and admitted to spinning “a few donuts”. He said, “I will admit to what I did wrong.”
A check of McKinney’s name revealed a misdemeanor warrant for Reckless Endangerment.
He was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Reckless Driving and his warrant.