Vehicle crashes through Fairchild Air Base fence

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Court documents filed in the case of a driver accused of crashing through a chain-link perimeter fence at Fairchild Air Force Base say the woman told troopers she had been inhaling keyboard cleaner fumes before the crash.

The vehicle crashed through the fence Sunday night and continued on a perimeter road to a gate where it was surrounded by security forces.

Troopers arrested the 22-year-old driver for investigation of DUI and endangering her 14-year-old brother, who was a passenger.

KHQ reports ( that troopers say the brother told them the vehicle was traveling over 100 miles per hour, and he actually had to unbuckle and take control of the car to get it stopped

Fairchild officials say the breach had little impact on base operations.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Top Stories

  • Bunker Hideout
    Investigation reveals bunker on wanted couple's Yelm property
ATTENTION COMMENTERS: We've changed our comments, but want to keep you in the conversation.
Please login below with your Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or Disqus account. Existing MyNorthwest account holders will need to create a new Disqus account or use one of the social logins provided below. Thank you.
comments powered by Disqus
Sign up for breaking news e-mail alerts from
In the community
Do you know a student who stands out in the classroom, school and community?
Help make their dreams come true by nominating them for a $1,000 scholarship and a chance to earn a $10,000 Grand Prize. Brought to you by KIRO Radio and Comprehensive Wealth Management.

Do you know an exceptional citizen who has impacted and inspired others?
KIRO Radio and WSECU would like to recognize six oustanding citizens this year. Nominate them to be recognized and to receive a $2,000 charitable grant.