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DUI suspect arrested in Reno; pedestrian seriously injured

August 5, 2019

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 38-year-old man has been arrested for suspicion of drunken driving in a crash in Reno that seriously injured a pedestrian over the weekend.

Reno police say Alexis Anastassatos was booked for suspicion of DUI causing substantial bodily harm and failure to use due care. A 50-year-old woman who was struck has been hospitalized with life-threatening injuries.

Police say Anastassatos was driving west of downtown Reno near West Fourth Street and Stoker Ave at about 10 p.m. Saturday when he hit the woman who was crossing the street in midblock in darkness.

The crash shut down the intersection until about 1:30 a.m. Sunday.

It’s not clear if Anastassatos has a lawyer or will be appointed one at a pending court appearance.

Detectives investigating the crash are looking for witnesses. Anyone with information should call police at 775-334-2141.

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