Sergeant’s Patrol Car Hit Head-On by Wrong-Way, Suspended Driver
Early this morning, Spokane County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Jerad Kiehn’s patrol vehicle was struck, head-on, by a wrong-way driver who’s driving privileges were suspended. Thankfully, other than soreness, neither Sergeant Kiehn or the other driver were injured.
On February 4, 2019, at approximately 2:30 a.m., Spokane County Sheriff’s Sergeant Kiehn advised over his radio a wrong-way driver just hit his vehicle near the intersection of Appleway Blvd. and Vista Rd. in Spokane Valley.
Arriving Spokane Valley Deputies learned Sergeant Kiehn was traveling east on Appleway Blvd. (one-way east) when 46-year-old Brent A. Glass turned west on Appleway from Vista. Driving in the wrong direction, Glass in a GMC Suburban, collided head-on with Sergeant Kiehn’s Ford Crown Victoria before he could take evasive action.
After being advised of his rights, Glass was apologetic and said he was unfamiliar with the area and didn’t realize Appleway was an eastbound one-way road. Glass did not appear to be under the influence of alcohol/drugs, but his driver’s license status was suspended.
Glass received a criminal citation for Driving while Suspended 3rd Degree. He also received infractions for Negligent Driving 2nd Degree, Driving the Wrong-Way on a One-Way Street and No Proof of Insurance. As a courtesy, Glass was provided a ride to a friend’s home and released after receiving the tickets.
Although both vehicles sustained severe damage, thankfully, neither driver was seriously injured.
Washington State Patrol Trooper Power responded to assist and completed the collision report for this incident.