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Spokane suspect apparently choked on drug bag

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) -- Police say a Spokane hit-and-run suspect apparently tried to swallow a bag of drugs before his arrest.

The 36-year-old man had a medical emergency Wednesday while in custody and medics pulled a bag from his throat. The 36-year-old was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

KREM reports (http://bit.ly/1kxlwVm) police had chased his car after a hit-and-run collision. He crashed and tried to run away before he was caught.

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Information from: KREM-TV, http://www.krem.com/

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