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January 8, 2014 at 5:55 AM

Spokane deputy tries to stop backward driver

SPOKANE (AP) — A Spokane County sheriff’s deputy who spotted a pickup truck driving in reverse and decided to investigate ended up struck by the driver’s side mirror and nearly knocked underneath the vehicle before he finally got the pickup stopped for good.

Sheriff’s spokesman Craig Chamberlin says the female driver gave Deputy Kevin Mosher several false names when he stopped her initially on Tuesday afternoon. Then she rolled up her window, locked the door and drove off — again in reverse — hitting Mosher with the mirror.

The deputy pursued the pickup again only to have the driver stop, put the truck in drive and hit the front of Mosher’s patrol car. The driver then ran off.

Chamberlin says Mosher and an unidentified United Parcel Service driver caught up with the woman.

The spokesman says 47-year-old Lannette Hoffman was booked into jail for investigation of felony counts of second-degree assault and eluding.

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