Pedestrian seriously injured in Pinellas Park crash; driver arrested for DUI

A St. Petersburg woman was arrested for DUI following a crash that sent a pedestrian to a hospital, police said.

The crash occurred around 12:25 a.m. in the 6900 block of 70th Avenue in Pinellas Park. Police said the pedestrian, later identified as 33-year-old Jesus Ramon Gutierrez-Hipolito from St. Petersburg, had serious injuries. 

Police said the driver, 23-year-old Carly Christopher, was heading north on 66th Street in the  middle lane when the crash occurred. During the investigation, officers said she showed signs of impairment and was arrested for DUI.

To determine if alcohol was involved, they said she provided a breath sample of 0.153 and 0.156. The legal limit in Florida is 0.08. 

Officers said the pedestrian was crossing mid-block and was not in a crosswalk.