Lincoln City Police arrested a local man Wednesday for striking a pedestrian in a crosswalk at NE 14th Street and Highway 101 and driving under the influence.
Officers responded to the scene at 4:59 p.m., where a 48-year-old Lincoln City resident was found injured on the ground. Police and North Lincoln Fire & Rescue units provided medical aid until a Pacific West Ambulance arrived.
According to police, an investigation revealed 71-year-old Robert Wolfe, of Lincoln City, was turning left to head south on highway 101 from NE 14th Street when he struck the pedestrian walking in a marked crosswalk. Further investigation determined Wolfe was under the influence of intoxicants.
The pedestrian was transported to Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital where he was treated for injuries and a broken arm.
Wolfe was taken into custody and charged with DUII, reckless driving, recklessly endangering and assault. he was also issued a traffic citation for failure to stop and remain stopped for a pedestrian. Wolfe was lodged in the Lincoln County Jail.
These citations confuse me sometimes. So, the drunk hit the pedestrian, now, clearly that is 1 citation, so the way I’m reading it, he was also cited for not stopping for the pedestrian, isn’t that double jeopardy? Obviously, he couldn’t
have hit the pedestrian in the first place if he’d have stopped. or been sober..
probably. Now, depending on where he did eventually stop, if I was the pedestrian, I’d prefer it not be on top of me, so I’d concede the “not remaining
stopped”. Or is this just another way of describing a hit and run?