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Woman, 70, critically injured after being hit by suspected impaired driver

The 33-year-old driver has been arrested.

A 70-year-old woman is in a life-threatening condition after she was struck by a suspected drunk-driver north of Duluth.

The incident happened Tuesday on Arnold Road in Rice Lake, where the woman – who was a pedestrian – was struck by a white SUV being driven by a 33-year-old local man.

She was taken to a hospital by ambulance with critical injuries.

The driver fled the scene on foot prior to police arriving, but was located a short distance away.

He is being held on pending charges of driving under the influence and criminal vehicular operation.

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