A man faces auto theft and other charges after allegedly taking a car Saturday morning that was running outside a Kennewick home, police said.
Justin Michael Fincannon, 35, took a 1990s Toyota Camry that was warming up around 7:20 a.m. outside a home in the 100 block of South Vancouver Street, Kennewick Police Cpl. Todd Dronen said. The owner of the car had gone inside and came out to see the car driving off on Vancouver Street, Dronen said.
Officers in the area saw the car near North Yelm Street and West Grand Ronde Avenue, Dronen said. The car sped off and turned into a long gravel driveway. Fincannon hit a support post in an elevated carport and high-centered the car on the edge of a patio, Dronen said.
Fincannon tried to run, but police took him into custody while he tried to get out of the car, Dronen said.
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Police have recommended charges of auto theft, driving under the influence of narcotics and hit and run, and he was cited for driving without a valid license, Dronen said.