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Kennewick woman arrested for DUI after hit and run

Kennewick police say this Ford Focus hit another car Monday night and then drove away. A witness followed the driver, who was later arrested for DUI and hit and run.
Kennewick police say this Ford Focus hit another car Monday night and then drove away. A witness followed the driver, who was later arrested for DUI and hit and run. Courtesy Kennewick police

A good Samaritan is credited with helping Kennewick police track down a drunk driver who hit a car Monday night and drove off.

Denise Viva Garner, 53, allegedly rammed into another car near the intersection of Kennewick Avenue and Olympia Street but didn’t stop, said Kennewick police.

A witness followed Garner’s Ford Fusion to the 1500 block of West Seventh Place and called police.

Garner was booked at 10:45 p.m. into the Benton County jail on suspicion of DUI and hit and run. No injuries were reported in the crash.

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