Benton Police arrested 31-year-old Christopher Jenkins, Thursday afternoon in connection with the hit-and-run accident Saturday, May 18 near exit 118 on the north service road in Benton.
The victim is still hospitalized and recovering. Jenkins is facing charges of Battery Second degree, driving while intoxicated, tampering with evidence and leaving the scene of an accident with injury. Detectives credit an anonymous tip for helping the case.
The BNPD Criminal Investigations Division says the case is ongoing. Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact the Benton Police Department at 501-778-1171.