Clunkers progam helps arrest hit and run suspectPosted: Updated:
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.
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.