Twisp man charged in chase

— A Twisp man was charged last Wednesday in Okanogan County Superior Court after leading sheriff’s deputies on a March 23 chase over Loup Loup Pass.

Aaron Lee Dick, 25, was charged with attempting to elude a pursuing police vehicle and third-degree driving with a suspended or revoked license.

According to court reports, a deputy tried to stop Dick shortly after 3 a.m. on South First Avenue. But Dick allegedly sped up to 50 mph and headed onto state Highway 20.

A pursuit, which involved several deputies, ensued, court records show. A spike strip was deployed at Pleasant Valley West Road, with Dick’s truck suffering a deflated left front tire.

The pursuit slowed to 30 to 45 mph, records show. The tire eventually shredded, but Dick continued to drive on a metal wheel.

Two front passengers during the pursuit put their hands out a window, the records show. The wheel eventually fell apart, with pieces flying off the truck.

A second spike strip deployed at Lower Beaver Creek Road caused two more tires to deflate and Dick eventually stopped near Tice Ranch Road where he was arrested, records show.

Court records indicate there was a Department of Corrections hold for Dick along with 20 warrants, two of which were open.

Bail initially was set at $25,000 at a preliminary hearing March 24.


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