WPD vehicle rammed during cross-valley auto chase

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WENATCHEE — An East Wenatchee motorist allegedly sped away from Wenatchee police Tuesday night, and rammed a pursuing squad car.

Antonio Banuelos, 26, allegedly drove off in an orange Kia about 12:30 a.m. when a police officer tried to stop him in south Wenatchee, and headed east across the George Sellar Bridge. During the chase he allegedly crashed into a Ninth Street guardrail and rammed the pursuing police car with his own, before abandoning his vehicle and disappearing.

Police say Banuelos left his ID behind in the car, and they located and arrested him about 24 hours later. They plan to seek charges of fleeing police, reckless driving, and second-degree assault.