NEWTON COUNTY, Mo. — The Missouri State Highway Patrol arrested a suspect accused of causing two hit-and-run crashes.

Joplin police were called to the first hit and run crash around 3:30p.m. Saturday afternoon near 44th and South Main.

Authorities say the driver 37-year-old Dustin Harp from Neosho fled the scene traveling southbound.

MSHP says Harp went off the right side of the road and hit a highway sign and overturned at the Redings Mill Bridge.

Newton County deputies found Harp a short distance from the crash in a wooded area.

He sustained non-life threatening injuries and was taken to a hospital.

MSHP says Harp is facing multiple charges in Newton County.