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Man hit by car in North Sacramento after pausing in street to sip beer

Google Earth image shows where Sacramento police officers arrived in the 2700 block of Rio Linda Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. and found a heavily intoxicated man in the street. His injuries indicated that he had been hit by a vehicle.
Google Earth image shows where Sacramento police officers arrived in the 2700 block of Rio Linda Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. and found a heavily intoxicated man in the street. His injuries indicated that he had been hit by a vehicle.

A man who paused to take a swig of beer in the street was struck by a hit-and-run vehicle Wednesday night in North Sacramento.

When Sacramento police officers arrived to the 2700 block of Rio Linda Boulevard about 7:30 p.m. they found a heavily intoxicated man in the street. His injuries indicated that he had been hit by a vehicle.

Witnesses told officers that the man was crossing Rio Linda Boulevard when he stopped to drink a beer. He was struck by a small pickup truck, whose driver did not wait around for police to arrive.

A police investigation is ongoing. The drunk man’s injuries were not life-threatening.

Bill Lindelof: 916-321-1079, @Lindelofnews

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