Police used a spike strip to help arrest an Oregon man who allegedly led officers on a short chase Thursday morning in Kennewick.
An officer spotted the 55-year-old man at a gas station on West Kennewick Avenue near Vista Way and he began frantically waving his arms, said Mike Blatman, police spokesman. The man apparently speed off when the officer tried to talk with him.
The man is known to police and may have been dealing with some mental health issues.
He led police on a chase, driving between 30 and 35 mph, through the Highway 395 intersection, Blatman said. An officer laid down a spike strip, which blew two tires on the car and stopped it near the intersection of Morain Street and West Kennewick Avenue.
The man was arrested and is at the Benton County jail on a 72-hour hold while prosecutors investigate him for felony eluding, Blatman said.