An off-duty Asotin County Sheriff's Deputy saved the day when he stopped an unoccupied car from rolling down hillside and into traffic on Clarkston's four-lane Fleshman Way.
Jef Polillo was traveling southbound on 13th Street just south of Potlatch No. 1 Federal Credit Union when he noticed a woman running after the car. At first, Polillo thought there was possibly an argument in progress. However, he quickly realized there was no driver behind the wheel.
"I look, and I was like, 'that's going to go over Fleshman. That's going to go right across the street and it's going to take someone out,'" Polillo said. "I was just thinking, 'it's going to kill someone down on Fleshman.'"
Traffic has been congested on Fleshman this week as crews work to place bird netting underneath the 13th Street overpass. Polillo said the car, which was traveling at about 15 m.p.h., went through a yard and took out a telephone box prior to being stopped by his Dodge pickup. He was not injured and the pickup sustained only minor damage.