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NYPD: Man Charged With DWI After Pedestrian Struck, Killed On Staten Island

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – The NYPD has made an arrest in the death of a 67-year-old pedestrian on Staten Island.

Police said James Benedict was walking in the bicycle lane on Lily Pond Avenue just before 7 p.m. Sunday when he was struck by a Lexus.

Benedict was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The driver of the Lexus — 39-year-old Michael Pogorzelski — was taken into custody at the scene and charged with DWI early Monday, police said.

The investigation is continuing.

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