47-year-old man arrested in Kennewick for hit & run and eluding police

TRI-CITIES, Wash. – Law enforcement agencies throughout the Tri-Cities came together Tuesday night to arrest a 47-year-old man for leaving the scene of a crash and attempting to elude police.

According to a Facebook post from the Kennewick Police Department, late Tuesday night a victim was struck by a pickup truck in Pasco.

The pickup truck then drove off and headed towards a highway with the victim following close behind.

Washington State Patrol located the pickup truck and attempted a traffic stop, but 47-year-old Christopher Murphy would not comply.

WSP eventually terminated the pursuit for safety reasons. At that time the vehicle was seen near 10th and Union St. in Kennewick.

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Police searched the area a located the pickup in a dirt field near 19th and Union street. Murphy rammed through a fence and was still in the damaged pickup truck when police arrived.

Murphy was booked by WSP for felony eluding and hit & run.