Angry, Intoxicated, Suspended Driver Going Over 100 mph
A driver, stopped for traveling over 100 mph, showed obvious signs of impairment, had a revoked driver’s license, and who failed to have his vehicle equipped with an interlock device was immediately hostile toward Deputies. He was arrested for DUI, Reckless Driving, Operating a Vehicle w/o an Interlock Device when Required, and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License, after the investigation was completed.
On March 21, 2018 at approximately 11:20 p.m., in the area of Pines and 8th, Spokane Valley K9 Deputy Tyler Kullman’s attention was drawn to the sound of a vehicle with a very loud muffler. He observed a dark colored truck traveling south on Pines toward him. The vehicle was obviously at a speed above the posted 35 mph speed limit. As the truck passed Deputy Kullman, it accelerated even more.
Deputy Kullman turned around and attempted to catch up to the speeding vehicle. In the area of 24th and Hwy. 27, Deputy Kullman caught up to the vehicle and began to pace it at over 100 mph. Near 32nd Ave. he activated his emergency lights to conduct a traffic stop. The driver, later identified as 52-year-old David A. Davis, pulled into a parking lot on the corner and started reaching and digging around the floorboard area. Deputy Kullman ordered Davis to keep his hands on the steering wheel and told the passenger to place his hands on the dash. As Deputy Kullman approached he smelled a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle.
He contacted Davis, who was immediately confrontational telling Deputy Kullman to f*** off and said he was a “constitutionalist” and “didn’t need to identify himself”. With probable cause to arrest Davis for Reckless Driving, Deputy Kullman opened the truck door and told Davis to step out. Davis complied and was placed in handcuffs as he continued to yell obscenities.
Deputy Skye Ortiz contacted Davis, who was arrested for Reckless Driving and Driving while Suspended, to begin a DUI investigation. Davis continued to screaming vulgarities at Deputies on scene. Deputy Ortiz observed a strong odor of intoxicants coming from Davis, who was slurring his words, staggering side to side and had watery bloodshot eyes. After Davis emphatically declined to submit to field sobriety testing, Deputy Ortiz advised Davis he was under arrest for DUI as well.
Davis continued to use profanity and he made racial slurs toward Deputy Ortiz as he was advised of his rights. Davis requested to speak with an attorney and was placed in contact with a public defender. Afterword, he was advised of his rights regarding a breath test, which he stated he understood and refused to take the test.
Deputy Ortiz requested a search warrant for a blood sample, which was granted. The evidentiary sample was obtained and booked into evidence.
Davis was booked into the Spokane County Jail for DUI, Reckless Driving, Operating a Vehicle w/o an Interlock Device when Required, and Driving with a Suspended/Revoked Driver’s License. His bond has been set at $1,500.00.