Police say suspect confesses to hitting motorcycle driver New Year’s Eve

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EAST RIDGE, Tennessee (WDEF) – East Ridge Police say the suspect in a hit and run incident on New Year’s Eve has confessed.

A red pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection on Ringgold Road around 9 PM.

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It hit a motorcyclist who lost his leg in the crash.

But the pickup fled the scene and left the driver laying in the road.

Police later recovered the suspect truck at a home but had not determined who was driving it at the time.



Tonight, they say it was Tommie Eugene Harris.

Charges are pending against him.