Man accused of DUII after hit-and-run crash in Newport

Justin Dean Haworth (Courtesy Newport Police Dept)

A 36-year-old man is accused of driving drunk and hitting a towing truck, then fleeing the scene.

Police say Justin Dean Haworth hit a AA Rowley's Towing truck on NW Oceanview Drive on May 26 then fled the scene with a flat tire.

Officers were able to track Haworth down with the help of the towing truck operator. His car was damaged and he was using a spare tire at the time.

He was arrested and charged with failure to perform duties of a driver, DUII, reckless driving, reckless endangering and criminal mischief. He was also cited for refusal to take a breath test.

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