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By Mike Ferrians
The Times 

Police vehicle pursuit results in Waitsburg power outage


December 7, 2023

Mike Ferrians

The new poles have reflective bands for extra visibility.

WAITSBURG – In the late afternoon of November 29, Waitsburg was the scene of a vehicle accident on the north side of town following a 20-mile police pursuit by Walla Walla Police.

The suspects' vehicle, a motorhome, damaged three power poles near the intersection of Preston Avenue (Highway 124) and Coppei Avenue (Highway 12.) The motorhome landed in a lot across from Preston Park, ending the chase. It left Main Street commercial and residential customers in the dark for several hours.

The pursuit began in Walla Walla around 5:30 p.m. when officers from the Walla Walla Police Department...

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