Norwalk Man Charged With DUI After Hitting Pedestrian On Bridge Near SoNo

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Norwalk police arrested a 23-year-old man after they said he hit a pedestrian with his car Thursday night.
Norwalk police arrested a 23-year-old man after they said he hit a pedestrian with his car Thursday night. Photo Credit: Casey Donahue

NORWALK, Conn. -- A Norwalk man was arrested late Thursday night after police said he hit a pedestrian while driving drunk on the Stroffolino Bridge near SoNo. 

Fred Vera, 23, was charged with driving under the influence and evading responsibility.

Police received a report of a man struck by a car on the Stroffolino Bridge shortly before 11 p.m. When officers arrived, a 38-year-old Norwalk man was lying in the roadway. Police said he suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was taken to Norwalk Hospital for treatment.

Witnesses told officers at the scene that the man had been hit by a car that had then fled toward Washington Street, according to police.

Officers were able to locate the vehicle in the area of Washington Street and North Main Street. The driver, Vera, had an odor of alcohol emanating from him and there was vodka in his car, police said.

Vera failed his field sobriety test and was taken into custody, police said.

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I hope the victim is doing okay!

Is Vera a Norwalk cop?