Man Refuses To Exit Vehicle

Man Refuses To Exit Vehicle

6 Law Enforcement Agencies Convince Him Otherwise

NEZ PERCE COUNTY, ID – A man allegedly wouldn’t stop for a Whitman County Deputy early Sunday morning, prompting help from all over the Valley.  Press releases from the Whitman County and Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Offices say the deputy tried to stop 44-year-old Pullman resident Deaneal Mcknight on State Route 128 on the north side of the Snake River across from Clarkston.  A press release from the Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office states that he's a Lapwai resident.  The releases go on to say after running a stop sign on the Red Wolf Bridge and swerving into the oncoming traffic lane, the the driver failed to pull over and Mcknight drove another three miles, crossing into Idaho.  That’s where he finally stopped.  Then the releases say he locked the doors and refused to get out of the vehicle. 

Officers from the Nez Perce County Sheriff’s Office, Asotin County Sheriff’s Office, Nez Perce Tribal Police, Lewiston Police, and the Idaho State Police all responded to help.  After 45 minutes, Mcknight agreed to get out of this vehicle.

He’s charged with Obstructing a Police Officer and DUI in Idaho.  Because his initial violation was in Whitman County, he will face potential charges of Failure to Obey a Police Officer and DUI in Washington State.

Booking Photo Courtesy: Nez Perce County Sheriff's Office

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