Thursday, May 24, 2018
Public safety

Driver arrested on DUI charge in accident that killed pedestrian

TAMPA — An accused drunken driver was arrested early Monday after he struck and killed a pedestrian, Tampa police said.

About 1:30 a.m., Paul Kent Clark, 53, was headed north on N 15th Street in a Dodge Ram pickup truck, police said. As the truck approached the intersection of E 26th Avenue, Leroy Woods Jr., 40 of Tampa, stepped into the street, headed east.

Clark did not see Woods and ran into him with the truck, police said. Woods was taken to Tampa General Hospital, where he died.

Officers investigating the crash noted that Clark, who jail records say is a parking attendant, showed signs of alcohol impairment, police said.

He was booked in the Hillsborough County Jail on a felony charge of DUI, which jail records show is at least his fourth drunken driving arrest.

His bail was set at $2,000.

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