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Kent County Corrections Officer identified as driver who hit pedestrian

Posted: 6:52 PM, Jan 11, 2020
Updated: 2020-01-11 20:04:12-05
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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich — The Kent County Sheriff has confirmed the man who hit a pedestrian near the Van Andel Arena was a Kent County Corrections Officer. They have not released the name of the officer, pending arraignment.

"At this time our thoughts an prayers are with the victim," Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young said. "We hope for her full recovery."

The crash happened late on Friday evening near the corner of Fulton and Market. The investigation into the crash is still on-going, the driver was found to be drunk at the time of the crash.