OREGON CITY, Ore. -- A suspect in a hit-and-run Oct. 31 in Clackamas County turned himself Thursday evening in after wide media distribution of his name, along with a photo of him taken by the victim.
Jahi Rashad McKinney, 22, confessed to the incident, said Sgt. Adam Phillips of the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office. He was accused of misdemeanor failure to perform the duties of a driver.
McKinney still faces potential accusations of hit-and-run, reckless endangering, reckless driving and criminal mischief, Adams said.
McKinney was behind the wheel when the car left the scene of the first crash at Oregon 224 and Southeast Johnson Road, said Phillips. He reportedly got out of his 2001 Chevrolet Malibu, picked up his license plate and drove off into oncoming traffic.
The car he had struck was driven by Ciprian Gusetu, 35, of Milwaukie, and his wife Corina Gusetu, 27, who was 8 months pregnant.
The couple and a witness followed the Malibu into a parking lot at 14000 SE Johnson Road, where the driver tried to hide between cars.
The witness pulled alongside the suspect's car and Ciprian Gusetu pulled up behind in an effort to exchange information. Gusetu used a cellphone to take a photo of the suspect and his car.
The suspect struck Gusetu's car again, then drove over curbs and landscaping and disappeared. The Gusetu couple was not injured either time their car was struck.