Deputies: Man in stolen truck tried ramming patrol car

Konstantin Voyevodin was initially pulled over for driving without a front license plate

A sheriff's deputy used his patrol car to perform a PIT maneuver and arrest a suspect, October 9, 2016. (CCSO)
A sheriff's deputy used his patrol car to perform a PIT maneuver and arrest a suspect, October 9, 2016. (CCSO)

KALAMA, Wash. (KOIN) — A driver who tried using his truck to ram into a deputy’s patrol car Sunday afternoon was later taken into custody, officials said.

The deputy tried pulling over 30-year-old Konstantin Voyevodin for driving without a front license plate around 2:30 p.m., Cowlitz County Sheriff’s Office said.

Voyevodin pulled into a parking area but then sped off and drove onto I-5.

Konstantin Voyevodin is accused of driving a stolen truck and fleeing from deputies, October 9, 2016. (CCSO)
Konstantin Voyevodin is accused of driving a stolen truck and fleeing from deputies, October 9, 2016. (CCSO)

He was driving over 95 mph when he reportedly went over a spike strip that other officers laid down. Two of his tires blew out, but he kept driving north in the southbound lanes.

Deputies said he was going faster than 80 mph as he crossed all lanes of traffic and narrowly avoided several collisions.

Voyevodin abruptly turned towards a deputy’s patrol car in a “clear attempt to ram him.” The deputy avoided the collision and used a PIT maneuver to get the truck to spin out, the sheriff’s office said.

The Ford F-350 Voyevodin was driving had been reported stolen 2 days earlier.

He and 24-year-old passenger Bohdan Bozhko were taken into custody on charges of felony eluding, first-degree assault, possession of stolen property, VUCSA and driving while suspended. They’re both being held in Cowlitz County Jail without bail.