A Blanchester man with a blood alcohol content of 0.197 is now facing a number of charges after he struck a pedestrian with his pickup truck when the man was walking on West Main Street in Wilmington, said Wilmington Police Chief Duane Weyand.
Franklin McIntosh, 25, a resident of Cherry Street in Blanchester, was driving westbound on West Main Street in Wilmington, in the 1400 block, when he struck the victim, Chris Baker, who was apparently walking home, Weyand said.
Baker’s address was not available from police.
Police said Baker was trapped under the truck, following the 10:42 p.m. crash on Thursday.
“Upon speaking to McIntosh, he was found to be highly intoxicated,” Weyand said.
Baker was transported to Clinton Memorial Hospital with serious injuries, police said. No other information was available at press time.
McIntosh has been charged with aggravated vehicle assault, operating a vehicle while under the influence, driving under suspension and failure to control, Weyand said.
McIntosh tested 0.197 in a breath test, Weyand said. The legal limit for alcohol is 0.08.
He was incarcerated at the Clinton County Jail, Weyand said.
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