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An elderly woman is hit by a drunk driver in the metropolitan region

The driver, 72 years old, was stopped and taken to the police station.

On Saturday night (09), around 8.40pm, a pedestrian accident occurred at km 230 of BR-116, in the city of Dois Irmãos, in the metropolitan region of Porto Alegre. The accident involved a Ford/KA car with the number plate Novo Hamburgo/RS.

According to the Federal Traffic Police (PRF), the driver of the vehicle, a 72-year-old man, was subjected to a breathalyzer with a result of 0.56 mg/l, constituting the crime of driving while intoxicated. He was arrested and taken to the police station.

The victim, a 72-year-old woman, was promptly rescued and taken to the nearest hospital to receive medical treatment.

The roads were opened to traffic after the accident was recorded.

Source: Terra

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