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Suspect arrested in hit-skip crashes at Deerfield Township McDonald's

Posted July 26, 2017 3:43 p.m. EDT

— A South Lebanon man was driving a truck that hit seven vehicles in a McDonald's parking lot early Tuesday, the Warren County Sheriff's Office said.

Timothy Tackett, 30, was arrested Wednesday and charged with reckless operation, leaving the scene of an accident and driving under suspension. He was booked into the Warren County Jail.

The hit-and-run crashes happened at the fast-food restaurant on Kings Mills Road, the sheriff's office said.

"It happened in a matter of seconds," restaurant manager Terrell Cooper said.

No one was inside the seven vehicles, but two of them sustained major damage.

"I've been here three years as a general manager, and I've never had anything like that ever happen," Cooper said.

The sheriff's office had asked for help identifying the driver, releasing photos from the restaurant's drive-thru and parking lot.