Teen suspect charged with DUI in series of hit-and-runs

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Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland
Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland Three people are in custody after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning. By Catherine Holland

PHOENIX -- A suspected hit-and-run driver is facing a variety of charges after allegedly hitting several cars in northwest Phoenix Friday morning.

According to police, the suspect, identifed as 18-year-old Tyler P. Abbott, hit a neighbor's car when leaving an apartment complex at 43rd Avenue and Bell Road. That person then hit two other parked cars, a Honda Accord and a Chevy Impala.

A few blocks away, Abbott apparently failed to negotiate a turn and plowed into a pickup truck that was parked in the driveway of a home, pushing it back into a block wall and the garage door. The impact was so intense it actually caused the house to shake.

The 1992 Dodge pickup, which was loaded with tools, was pushed back a full 4 feet. Inside the damaged garage was a 1970 GTO Judge the homeowner was in the process of restoring.

Police say Abbott was booked on two counts of leaving the scene of an accident. The 18-year old was also charged with one count of DUI-drugs and one count of possession of prescription drugs.

There was a female passenger in the car with Abbott at the time of the wrecks. Police said she is a juvenile and has not been charged.

No injuries were reported.