Man struck and dragged by car

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - — Tom Jack­man

A man walk­ing on the side­walk in Wheaton was struck and dragged a short dis­tance by a car driven by a sus­pected drunk driver early Satur­day, Mont­gomery County po­lice said.

A Mont­gomery po­lice of­fi­cer hap­pened to spot the car mo­ments after the crash and ar­rested the driver.

The pedes­trian was still alive Satur­day with life-threat­en­ing in­juries, Cpl. Re­becca In­no­centi said. His name, age and home town were not re­leased be­cause his fam­ily had not been no­ti­fied.

Po­lice said the man was walk­ing east along Univer­sity Boule­vard West at 3:23 a.m. when he was struck be­fore the in­ter­sec­tion with Amherst Av­enue, In­no­centi said.

At the in­ter­sec­tion, a po­lice of­fi­cer pulled along­side the white 2005 Toy­ota Camry and no­ticed an ob­ject un­der the ve­hi­cle. The Camry then ac­cel­er­ated down Univer­sity Boule­vard, dis­lodg­ing the vic­tim, po­lice said.

The driver, a 25-year-old Hy­attsville woman, was taken into cus­tody on “sus­pi­cion of DUI” but was re­leased and not charged pend­ing the re­sults of lab tests, In­no­centi said.

Po­lice ask any­one who saw the in­ci­dent to call the Col­li­sion Re­con­struc­tion Unit at 240-7736620.

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