Suspected drunk driver drags man 200 feet

November 27, 2009 3:06:45 PM PST
New Mexico officials say a suspected drunk driver hit and dragged a 72-year-old man 200 feet under his pickup truck. Police say Paul Hardy was taken Wednesday to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where he was listed in critical condition.

Aztec police Sgt. Joseph Gonzales says the driver, 46-year-old Fannie Etcitty, had been drinking before the accident but he wouldn't release her blood-alcohol level. Police say witnesses had to yell to get Etcitty's attention before she stopped.

Gonzales says a man brought a forklift from nearby and lifted the front of the truck off Hardy before firefighters arrived. He says Hardy was conscious and speaking before paramedics took him away.


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