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CPD: School bus hit and run leads to arrest

By Officer Adam Cravens, PIO
Columbia Police Department

The Columbia Police Department responded to a hit and run on Burksville Street on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, after the operator of a gold Buick struck a school bus and fled the scene.

Officers were able to identify operator and located subject near his residence on Westwood Drive, less than a mile from the collision.

After locating and establishing contact, subject attempted to conceal a small bag believed to contain methamphetamine before being taken into custody.

Christopher Furkins, 27, of Columbia has been charged with numerous traffic violations as well as DUI 1st aggravated circumstances, criminal mischief 2nd, tampering with physical evidence, possession of methamphetamine, leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid, and 26 counts of wanton endangerment totaling 28 felony charges altogether.

Officer Josh Durbin was the arresting Officer. He was assisted on scene by Sgt Evan Burton and Chief Jr Murphy.

This story was posted on 2022-05-11 20:43:47
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