Pedestrian left with fractured ribs after drunk driver strikes him: Police

According to the affidavit, the suspect left the scene immediately following the accident.

A man has been accused of driving while intoxicated, hitting a pedestrian and leaving the scene of the crash.

On March 7, officers responded to the 1200 Block of Jollyville Road for a collision that involved a vehicle and a pedestrian, police said.

The driver, identified as Jeffrey Stryker, 60, allegedly hit a pedestrian with his truck while driving drunk. Stryker then left the scene immediately following the accident but later returned on foot, police said.

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According to Stryker, the pedestrian ran across the street in front of him causing the collision. However, two witnesses told police that the victim was walking in the bike lane when Stryker swerved into the bike lane and struck the victim.

The victim suffered from fractured ribs and internal renal hemorrhage, police said. According to the affidavit, Stryker had poor balance when he walked and slurred his words when he spoke. Stryker allegedly admitted to police that he had been drinking before the collision.

Stryker has been charged with intoxication assault and his bond is set at $25,000. According to online records, Stryker is not in police custody as of Thursday afternoon.