A suspected drunken driver was arrested Saturday night after striking and killing a man who was jaywalking on Fremont Street near Charleston Boulevard.
Las Vegas police said the victim, an unidentified 77-year-old man, was crossing Fremont from east to west between Atlantic Street and Oakey Boulevard. He was not in a marked crosswalk.
Eduardo Mendez, 38, was heading south on Fremont and ran over the man in the right lane at 8:11 p.m., police said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mendez was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and booked into the Las Vegas Detention Center, records show.
The accident was the 24th fatal accident in the Metropolitan Police Department’s jurisdiction this year.
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