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16-year-old Pasco Teen Arrested in Kennewick

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KENNEWICK, Wash.-- A 16-year-old Pasco teen was arrested Sunday morning for hit and run and drunk driving. Police say the same teen was also taken in for resisting arrest and giving officers false information.

It all started around 3:00 a.m. Sunday morning, at the Chevron Station on Kennewick Avenue and Vista way in Kennewick.

This is where the 16-year-old teen drove a Cadillac Deville into a trash can and a gas pump. Police say he then drove down Canal Drive, got out of the car and started running away from police.

Officers found him in the side yard of a home at 35 North Kent Street. Police say the teen resisted arrest and they had to tase him.

"Tasers are a very useful tool, it keeps us from having to go hands on to physically getting compliance over a resisting suspect, if we do that there's a high risk that we're going to get hurt, that the suspect is going to get hurt," said Corporal Bryan Weatherbee, with the Kennewick Police Department.

Police also say the teen gave police a fake name at first. He was booked in the Juvenile Detention Center. Police say he also had a couple felony warrants out for his arrest.