DUI driver hits, kills pedestrian in Pinellas County hit & run, FHP says


PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) — Florida Highway Patrol troopers arrested a Holiday man Saturday morning after he killed a pedestrian while allegedly under the influence, according to a report.

The FHP said Cheddy Herland Lewis, 33, was driving south on US-19 when he hit a pedestrian that tried to run across the highway.

The pedestrian, a 40-year-old-man from Largo, died from his injuries.

Troopers said Lewis fled the scene but was found by Pinellas County deputies at Alderman Road
and Belcher Road a few minutes later.

Lewis was booked at the Pinellas County Jail on a DUI charge, but the FHP said other charges are pending.

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