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Alleged drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in Hot Springs
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Alleged drunk driver hits and kills pedestrian in Hot Springs

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A drunk driver hit and killed a pedestrian on Central Avenue Wednesday night.

Police responded to a vehicle-pedestrian accident at around 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 19. Upon arrival, officers made contact with the driver of a 1996 Acura Integra, James Goff. According to reports, Goff was traveling down Central Avenue, when he hit a pedestrian crossing between the Crosswalk Bar and Oaklawn Race Track. 

Officials stated that the victim's injuries appeared severe, so he was transported to St. Vincent Hospital. He succumbed to his injuries while in the emergency room. 

When asked if he had been drinking, Goff responded with "couple of beers earlier." When tested with a portable breathalyzer, the results showed a .364. Goff was then taken into custody for suspicion of driving while intoxicated. He was tested again at the Garland County Jail, where his test results came back as a .318 blood alcohol level. 

Goff, 27, is charged with negligent homicide and violation of pedestrian’s right-of-way on crosswalks.

 

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