UPDATE: Chattanooga police arrest suspect in Wednesday night hit-and-run [video]

UPDATE: Chattanooga police arrest suspect in Wednesday night hit-and-run [video]

April 26th, 2018 by Staff Report in Breaking News

This story was updated April 27, 2018, at 3 a.m. with more information.

UPDATE: Chattanooga police have charged the driver in a hit-and-run that occurred Wednesday, April 26, on M.L. King Boulevard.

Desman Ware, 41, is charged with leaving the scene of an accident, driving an unregistered vehicle, failure to render aid, failure to report accident, financial responsibility, driving on revoked suspended or cancelled license and failure to exercise due care.

Ware was driving the Cadillac that struck a woman crossing M.L. King Boulevard at the Houston Street intersection late Wednesday night.

The woman has not been identified. Her injuries were deemed non-life-threatening.

Police say an anonymous tip and aid from the Chattanooga Housing Authority helped them find the driver. 

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ORIGINAL STORY: Chattanooga police are asking the public for help in locating a suspect in a hit-and-run late Wednesday night.

A woman was crossing M.L. King Boulevard at the Houston Street intersection about 11:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 25, when a driver in a white older body style Cadillac with a blue top and blue side stripe hit her and kept driving, the Chattanooga Police Department posted to Facebook. (Photo: facebook.com/ChattanoogaPoliceDepartment)

A woman was crossing M.L. King Boulevard at...

Photo by facebook.com/ChattanoogaPoliceDepartment

A woman was crossing M.L. King Boulevard at the Houston Street intersection when a driver in a white older body style Cadillac with a blue top and blue side stripe hit her and kept driving, the department posted to Facebook.

The woman was taken to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.

A video obtained by WRCB-TV News shows the woman running across the street as the vehicle ran into her, sending her through the air and into the middle of the intersection. The driver did have a green light but appeared to fail to slow down or stop after the impact.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is urged to contact police by calling 423-698-2525 or submit a tip through the Chattanooga Police Department mobile app.

Anyone with info about this hit-and-run is urged to contact CPD by calling (423) 698-2525 or submitting tips through the...

Posted by Chattanooga Police Department on Thursday, April 26, 2018

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