Driver admits he was drinking before crashing into pedestrian in Third Ward, police say
A pedestrian was injured Saturday evening after being hit by a vehicle, police say.
The incident happened around 6:41 p.m. in the 3126 block of Southmore Boulevard near Sampson Street.
According to police, the 63-year-old man was injured after the driver hit a pole and then hit the man, before taking off.
The driver admitted to drinking and showed signs of impairment, according to police.
Meanwhile, the victim has been transported to a nearby hospital and is in surgery.