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Crash alert: Driver arrested for DUI following death of pedestrian in Nashville

by Ponce Law | September 28th, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN – A man suspected of driving drunk was arrested following the death of a pedestrian in Nashville over the weekend, according to WSMV.

61-year-old Gary Schutt was fatally struck by a Toyota pickup truck near the 2800 block of Dickerson Pike at about 2:25 p.m. Saturday. The driver of the pickup was identified as 67-year-old Ronald Waller.

Police said Waller showed signs of being impaired while performing standardized field sobriety tests after the accident and was subsequently arrested for 2nd offense DUI. Waller told police that the pedestrian had stepped into the road from the right shoulder just before the crash occurred.

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