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Car strikes intoxicated pedestrian

(WBIR- West Knoxville) An unidentified man was sent to the hospital after he was struck by a car early Friday morning in west Knoxville.

According to a press release from the Knoxville Police Department, the man crossed Papermill Drive near Weisgarber Road where there are no sidewalks or crosswalks. He was wearing dark clothing. Police also say he was very intoxicated.

The release says a Mitsubishi Eclipse driving east on Papermill Drive struck the man. Police say the driver was looking down to plug in his phone.

The pedestrian was taken to UT Medical Center.

Police are attempting to id the man. During questioning, he gave them multiple birth dates and social security numbers.

The driver of the Eclipse was not intoxicated. He was not injured.

Police are still investigating.


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