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Driver charged with DUI after hitting transient in downtown Billings

Police were already on scene for another incident
Posted at 3:18 PM, Aug 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-19 17:18:05-04

BILLINGS - A male transient was transported to a Billings hospital after being struck by a vehicle on the 500 block of North 27th Street at 8:51 p.m. Sunday night.

According to Billings police Sgt. Bret Becker a 30-year-old male transient bolted into the street in front of the HUB Drop-In Center.

A red Toyota was traveling northbound on North 27th Street and struck the man.

Police were already at the scene dealing with a separate transient issue and were able to immediately respond to the accident.

The transient was taken to a Billings hospital and was cited for j-walking.

Becker said the driver of the vehicle was subsequently charged with DUI.