12:36 PM PT -- According to police documents, obtained by TMZ Sports, cops were called out to the location of the alleged hit-and-runs at around 8 PM on Tuesday ... and when they arrived, they say they saw an F150 truck belonging to Robert Quinn with "significant" damage.
They claim signs at the scene indicated it had hit four cars in the neighborhood ... and appeared to have ruined a gate in the community as well.
Cops claim in the docs Quinn had left the scene and could not be located during an ensuing search for him. They added that they discovered a "partially empty bottle" of Crown Royal Apple whiskey on the passenger side floorboard of the truck when they canvassed the ride.
NFL star Robert Quinn -- a former Dallas Cowboy -- was arrested in South Carolina on Friday, TMZ Sports has confirmed.
The 33-year-old pass rusher, who played for the Eagles and Bears last season, was booked in a Dorchester County jail at around 8 AM ... on hit and run and assault charges.
Attempts to reach police for comment on the arrest were unsuccessful.
According to WCSC-TV, however, Quinn has been accused of crashing into four cars, a light post and a gate ... and then leaving the scene during a wild incident in Summerville on Tuesday.
The outlet reports one witness told them the football player stopped to talk for a brief moment following the wreck before leaving ... but was "very belligerent."
"He kept saying, 'Oh, don't worry about it I'll buy you new cars, I'll buy you new cars, let's go to the dealership,'" the witness said. "I told him to get off my property and he proceeded to put his hands on me and slap me not once but twice."
Court records show Quinn has since been hit with seven total charges related to the incident.
Quinn -- a first-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft -- has long been considered one of the league's best sack masters, piling up 102 QB takedowns in 162 career games ... though he's currently a free agent after an underwhelming season in Chicago and Philadelphia last year.