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Man arrested after ramming his Durango into pickup

PASCO - A local man was arrested Tuesday, Jan. 26, following a domestic incident in which two drivers were bumping into each other.

John Michael Desmarais, 47, of Yakima, was arrested and facing possible charges of second-degree assault-domestic violence, hit-and-run, malicious mischief, malicious mischief-domestic violence, driving while license suspended and two counts of second-degree assault.

Franklin County Jail records show a state Department of Corrections hold, as well.

According to a police report, Desmarais was one of two drivers involved in a dispute about 3 p.m. Jan. 26 in Highland Park.

Officers received a reported of a pickup and an SUV running into each other, records show.

Witnesses told responding officers that Desmarais had used his black Durango to ram a pickup truck that had three occupants, records show.

Desmarais was located in Richland later, records show.

The Durango was found abandoned in Pasco with a flat tire.

Anyone with additional information about this case is urged to call dispatch at 509-628-0333 or email officer Jasen McClintock at [email protected].

Reference case No. 21-02440, aggravated assault domestic violence.


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