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Police: Driver arrested for DUI after hitting pedestrian in Tempe

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Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 30, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-31 16:16:13-04

TEMPE, AZ — Authorities have arrested a driver who allegedly hit a pedestrian Friday afternoon.

According to the Tempe Police Department, a man started crossing Broadway Road near Hardy Drive outside of the crosswalk when he was hit by a vehicle traveling west on Broadway.

The pedestrian was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries, according to the Tempe Police Department. Police said Saturday that the pedestrian remains in the hospital recovering.

Investigators say the driver remained at the scene and is believed to be impaired by drugs.

The driver was identified on Saturday as 39-year-old Omar Holloman. Police say Holloman was arrested and released pending charges for driving under the influence.

The westbound lanes of Broadway reopened to traffic around 7:30 p.m.