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Driver arrested after early morning hit and run accident

Scott Douglas (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office) Scott Douglas (Source: Craighead County Sheriff's Office)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Jonesboro police worked a hit-and-run incident early Thursday morning.

The incident occurred at the intersection of Highland and Rains.

According to a Jonesboro police incident report, the victim was struck in the rear by a dark blue four-door Oldsmobile Terrano with an Illinois license plate.

The rear and front ends of both vehicles sustained significant damage.

Dispatch told police that a car fitting the description of the car involved in the hit-and-run just pulled up to the 600-block of Southwest Drive where the vehicle was discovered.

The report said that there was front end damage.

The motor was still warm when police arrived and there was no license plate.

The owner of the vehicle, 68-year-old Diane Davis, told police she left her keys in the vehicle the night before and that it was taken without her knowledge.

Davis also told police her son stays with her on occasion.

After Davis allowed police to search her apartment, police questioned Davis about her son and if he had any knowledge of the incident.

Davis confessed that her son had stayed with her and had crawled out of the apartment through the rear window.

Police later arrested 33-year-old Scott Douglas and charged him with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license and following too close.

He is being held at the Craighead County Detention Center and is due in court June 20.

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