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Police: Suspected drunken driver fights with cop during DUI arrest

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KENNEWICK, Wash. - A man is behind bars Thursday after police say he began to fight with an officer while being arrested on suspicion of DUI.

The incident unfolded just before 2 a.m. Thursday when Kennewick police responded to the USA Gas Station on Clearwater Avenue to investigate a reckless driving complaint.

Police say that they found a truck and its 28-year-old driver, who showed signs of intoxication and began to fight the officer.

Other officers arrived on the scene, and the suspect was taken into custody.

He was arrested for investigation of DUI, hit-and-run and resisting arrest.

Police booked him into the Benton County Jail.

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