Clunkers progam helps arrest hit and run suspect

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PHOENIX - Police have arrested and booked an alleged hit and run driver who tried to turn in his car to the "Cash for Clunkers" program.


RAW: Initial appearance of man accused of fatal hit and run - RAW footage of a man accused of hitting and killing a bicyclist with his car and then reportedly trying to turn it in to the 'Cash for Clunkers' program.

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Charles Waldrop was riding his bicycle home from work on Saturday morning when he was struck by a BMW and died. The car reportedly had extensive damage to the front.

Police say someone called in a tip after the fatal crash and Timothy Kissida tried to turn in his 1992 BMW to a Valley dealership for the Cash for Clunkers program the same day as the crash. He reportedly said the damage on the car was because he had hit a Javelina.

Detectives were able to link the crime to Kissida after they obtained a search warrant for the car.

The suspect is now in a Maricopa County jail and faces one count of leaving the scene of a fatal collision and one count of tempering with evidence.