Police: drunk man arrested after running from officers

A man, who police said was under the influence, reportedly ran from police after a hit-and-run accident.

Posted: Jan. 4, 2018 5:41 PM
Updated: Jan. 4, 2018 7:25 PM

EUGENE, ORE - Police say they arrested a 36-year-old man after he ran from officers following a hit and run accident.


Police responded to an accident on the 1600 block on Cal Young Road when the suspect, Richard Dean Bennett, got out of the vehicle and ran off.

Officers chased Bennett into a backyard of a residential home. He was arrested for a DUII, possession of heroin, a hit and run, eluding officers by foot, reckless driving and an outstanding warrant. Bennett was also cited for driving while suspended and for driving uninsured.

Bennett was taken to the Lane County Jail. 

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