Police: Man Gets Hit, Killed By Drunk Driver

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say a man has died after getting hit by a drunk driver east of downtown.

Police say the accident happened just before 6 a.m. Sunday when
another man drove his car up onto the sidewalk of Lamb Boulevard.
Police say the car hit a man walking on the sidewalk and carried him more than 100 feet.

The man, who has not been identified, was taken to a hospital in critical condition. He died about 11 a.m.

Police say they have arrested the driver, 34-year-old Jose Silva, on suspicion of felony driving under the influence. Authorities say he has been booked into the Clark County Detention Center.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

AP-NY-06-15-08 1757EDT

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