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Colville motorist arrested in chase


March 10, 2022

COLFAX – A Colville man is accused of fleeing Whitman County Sheriff’s Office deputies at speeds of more than 100 mph in a stolen car Sunday.

Gary Engebretesen, 37, of Colville, was arrested for an active state Department of Corrections warrant for felony escape, possession of a stolen vehicle and felony eluding, records show.

His arrest followed a high-speed chase after a deputy spotted a 1995 Ford Crown Victoria swerving, committing several traffic infractions, and looking like the driver might be under the influence of alcohol, Sheriff Brett Myers said.

“Shortly after the deputy ac...

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