Esteban Carlos Slavitt, a 26-year-old man, was arrested by the Berkeley Police Department Monday for allegedly driving under the influence and causing injury after allegedly hitting a pedestrian, as first reported by Berkeleyside.
The pedestrian — a 21-year-old UC Berkeley student, according to Berkeleyside — was jogging on Dana Street and was struck by Slavitt’s vehicle shortly before 9:45 p.m, according to Officer Byron White, spokesperson for BPD.
At 9:45 p.m., officers responded to the situation and the pedestrian was taken to a local hospital with a head injury. White stated that the pedestrian is currently in critical condition.
According to Berkeleyside, Slavitt is in custody and his next court appearance is not known.
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