According to WMC, a man from Greenwood Mississippi was arrested and charged after allegedly driving drunk in Memphis and hitting four pedestrians.
Police identified him as 55-year-old Khattabi Dardour. He is being charged with DUI, violation of financial law, public intoxication, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, and reckless driving.
According to WMC, the arrest affidavit said that at 3:58 p.m. Sunday, Memphis police responded to a DUI call at Ridgeway Road and Village Grove Drive.
When officers arrived, they found four pedestrians who had been hit by a GMC Envoy. The alleged driver, Dardour, walked away from the scene towards Winchester Road.
WMC reports that as officers approached Dardour, they could smell a strong odor of intoxicants coming from his breath. Police noticed that he had glassy eyes and slurred speech.
“Dardour told officers that he was pulling from a private drive onto Ridgeway Road when the four victims “came out of nowhere” and were struck in the turning lane.”
He said he left after one of the victims threatened him.
WMC said that Dardour told officers he had drank approximately seven beers before failing a field sobriety test.
He was taken to Regional One Hospital to be treated for a cut on his face. The hospital later cleared him and he was taken to 201 Poplar.
Dardour is being held on a $2,500 bond. He is set to appear in Shelby County Court on Wednesday.