North Haven police have arrested a man who is accused of driving under the influence and hitting a pedestrian Tuesday afternoon.
Police officers responded to the area of 1053 Hartford Turnpike at 2:07 p.m. Tuesday after receiving reports of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian and they found a 47-year-old woman on the side of the road with a head injury.
Police said the man who hit her, identified as 39-year-old Joshua Pires, was going south on Hartford when his vehicle drifted to the right side of the road and struck the woman as she was walking toward her house.
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Police arrested Pires, charging him with operating under the influence, driving under suspension, failure to drive in proper lane, and second-degree assault with a motor vehicle.
The woman who was struck is hospitalized and listed in stable condition, police said.