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Pedestrian Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver

Police say this was Attleboro resident Richard Johnson's second drunk driving offense.

Pedestrian Struck by Suspected Drunk Driver

A 46-year-old Attleboro resident was arrested late Friday afternoon after he allegedly struck a 72-year-old New Hampshire man with his vehicle on County Street near the Olive Street intersection and continued driving.

Attleboro Police Sgt. Brian Witherell said Richard Johnson was arrested on suspicion of second offense OUI, OUI causing serious bodily injury, operating a motor vehicle to endanger and leaving the scene of a crash.

The New Hampshire man, Richard Guimond, was taken to Rhode Island Hospital with severe injuries to both sides of his pelvis, his wife Lisa told Attleboro Patch.

Johnson told police he continued driving after striking Guimond shortly before 4:15 p.m. because he did not know what he had allegedly done, Witherell said. A witness followed Johnson, and later brought him back to the scene of the incident, where the suspect was arrested.

A portion of County Street was briefly closed while police conducted an investigation.

Editor's Note: A previous version of this story stated Richard Guimond went to the hospital with a hand injury. It was actually severe pelvic injuries. The story has been updated.

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