Pedestrian struck and killed in Sangre Grande

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Pedestrian struck and killed in Sangre Grande

A Sangre Grande man was knocked down while walking along a roadway in his area on Friday night.

The victim is 58-year-old Aldolphus Martinez of Park Avenue Road 1 Northeastern Settlement, Sangre Grande. 

Around 7:45 pm last night, Martinez was walking along Ojoe Road, Sangre Grande when he was hit by a car near lp#38.  He died at the scene.

Officers arrived at the scene and interviewed the 42-year-old driver, who was also from Sangre Grande. 

He was taken to the Sangre Grande Police Station, however, while recording his statement, the officers said they detected a strong stench of alcohol on his breath. He was then taken to the Tunapuna Police Station where officers there conducted a breathalyzer test. 

He was found to be beyond the legal limit.

Officers of the Sangre Grande Police Traffic Branch are continuing enquiries.