Passenger-turned-driver of stolen car accused of ramming deputy's patrol car

<p><p>A man and a woman are accused of fleeing Spokane County Sheriff’s deputies – ramming a patrol car in the process – early Tuesday morning in Spokane Valley.</p></p><p><p>The woman, Heather A. Fields, 30, was arrested, according to a news release from the Spokane County Sheriff’s Office.</p></p><p><p>Two Spokane Valley deputies responded around 2:05 a.m. to the 11500 block of East Riverside Avenue for a report of a suspicious vehicle, deputies said.</p></p><p><p>The deputies arrived to find the vehicle parked on Riverside Avenue when suddenly, the headlights of the Kia came on and the driver, later identified as 30-year-old Dillon E. Chicklinsky, drove past both patrol vehicles toward North Bowdish Road, the news release said.</p></p><p><p>Chicklinsky reportedly lost control of the car and slid into the rear of a parked Chevy truck. He quickly exited the vehicle and began running, the release said.</p></p><p><p>Unexpectedly, the vehicle Chicklinsky had been driving began backing up, deputies said. One deputy yelled, “watch out” to a fellow deputy, fearing Fields, the passenger-turned-driver, would hit the deputy. The deputy quickly moved out of the way and was not struck.</p></p><p><p>Fields, attempting to flee in reverse, continued backing up and crashed into one of the deputy’s open driver’s door, causing extensive damage, deputies said. Fields then collided with a chain-link fence of a business and became stuck. She reportedly jumped out of the car, onto the hood and over a 6-foot fence.</p></p><p><p>A deputy located Fields hiding behind a dumpster of a local business and she was taken into custody without further incident, the release said. Deputies did not find Chicklinsky.</p></p><p><p>A check of the vehicle’s vehicle identification number revealed the car was reported stolen Thursday.</p></p><p><p>Fields was booked into the Spokane County Jail on suspicion of possession of a stolen motor vehicle, first-degree malicious mischief, hit and run, and obstructing an officer.</p></p><p><p>Once located, Chicklinsky will face similar charges, the release said.</p></p><p><p>The sheriff’s office is investigating.</p></p>