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Suspected Impaired Driver Tries to Run and Crashes into McDonald’s – Large Amount of Meth Seized Along with Suspected Fentanyl and Alprazolam

SPOKANE – The driver of a vehicle, suspected of being impaired, tried to flee and crashed into a McDonald’s before trying to run away. He was quickly captured and arrested. A large amount of Methamphetamine was seized along with several small blue pills believed to be Fentanyl and multiple pills believed to be Alprazolam. He was booked into jail on felony and misdemeanor charges.

On May 13, 2022, at approximately 7:10 pm., Spokane Valley Deputy C. Horton responded to a parking lot located in the 2300 block of N. Argonne, where a citizen reported that a male and female were smoking drugs inside a Jeep Liberty. Deputy Horton arrived and observed the vehicle parked in the lot with a male and female in the front seats.

While waiting for other Deputies to assist, a male exited the driver’s side passenger door. Deputy Horton contacted the male and had him sit on the bumper of her patrol car while she contacted the other three occupants. The male driver, later identified as 39-year-old Skywalker D. Renion, would not follow commands.

His movements appeared to be very slow and lethargic. Despite commands to place his hands on the steering wheel, he slowly moved a cheeseburger to his mouth before placing the Jeep into drive. Renion quickly accelerated over a curb, drove over another curb, and into the McDonald’s parking lot.

He swiped the rear bumper of a minivan waiting in the drive-thru and crashed into the building. Deputy Horton ran to Renion’s location and again gave commands for him to show his hands and stay in the vehicle. Renion ignored these commands, exited the Jeep, made eye contact with Deputy Horton, and attempted to run. Deputy Horton quickly caught up to Renion and grabbed his arm. Renion did not comply, and with Deputy Trevor Ball arriving, they took Renion to the ground.

Renion continued to resist but was eventually taken into custody. A small baggie containing approximately 70 small blue pills ‘Mexies’ believed to contain Fentanyl, 10 Alprazolam pills, and a white crystal-like substance, about the size of a baseball, were recovered and seized.

The crystal-like substance was later felid tested and showed a presumptive positive result for Methamphetamine. Renion was also in possession of $270 in denominations of $10’s and $20’s.The female passenger in the front remained in the Jeep. She advised she was injured due to the crash.

She was provided medical treatment at the scene and transported to the hospital for additional care.As Renion was being medically evaluated, he became unresponsive and was transported to the hospital for further evaluation. Suspected of driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, a search warrant was obtained for a blood sample for testing.

Once medically cleared, Renion was transported and booked into the Spokane County Jail for Possession of a Controlled Substance with Intent to Deliver, DUI, Felony Hit and Run with Injury, Obstructing, and Driving While Suspended. He is also being held on a Washington State Department of Corrections Hold.

The Jeep was seized pending a search warrant, and additional charges are possible.