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Columbia man arrested after hit-and-run of school bus

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The Columbia Police Department responded to a hit-and-run on Burkesville Street Wednesday, May 11, after an operator of a gold Buick struck a school bus and fled the scene.

Officers were able to identify the operator and located the subject near his residence on Westwood Drive, less than a mile from the collision.

After locating and establishing contact, subject attempted to conceal a small bag believed to contain methamphetamine before being taken into custody.

Christopher Furkins, 27, of Columbia, was charged with numerous traffic violations as well as DUI, 1st; aggravated circumstances; criminal mischief, 2nd; tampering with physical evidence; possession of methamphetamine; leaving the scene of an accident/failure to render aid; and 26 counts of wanton endangerment, totaling 28 felony charges altogether.

Officer Josh Durbin was the arresting officer. He was assisted on scene by Sgt. Evan Burton and Chief Jr Murphy.

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