Alleged drunk driver hit 89-year-old man

February 7, 2012 8:32:00 PM PST
A well-known man in his neighborhood was killed Tuesday night after he was run down in the street.

The 89-year-old man was walking with a cane crossing at 21st Avenue and 31st Street in Astoria, Queens when a black Mercedes SUV hit him.

Police say the driver stayed at the scene, but was arrested after a breathalyzer test.

The victim was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital where he was pronounced.

Neighbors say he's a sweet, feisty man who lived in the neighborhood for 50 years.

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