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Deputy: Driver confesses to Halloween hit-and-run

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CLACKAMAS, OR (KPTV) -

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said a man who was wanted in conjunction with hit-and-run incidents on Halloween day has confessed to police.

On Thursday at about 9 p.m., 22-year-old Jahi Rashiei McKinney Brown of Portland turned himself in and provided a statement to the investigating deputy.

Brown was booked on a single charge of misdemeanor failure to perform the duties of a driver. The entire case will be submitted to the District Attorney for consideration of other charges.

Potential additional charges against Brown include, reckless endangerment, reckless driving, and criminal mischief.

The Clackamas County Sheriff's Office said Brown turned himself in because of pressure from media coverage of the investigation.

On Halloween, deputies said Brown crashed into the rear end of a car at the intersection of Highway 224 and Johnson Road. They said he stopped after the crash, picked up his license plate that had broken off during the crash, got back into his car and drove into oncoming traffic.

The victim and a witness followed him to a nearby parking lot, deputies said, where Brown intentionally drove into the victim's car, and then drove over a curb to escape.

Brown has a scheduled court appearance on Dec. 6 at 3 p.m. in Clackamas County Circuit Court.

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