Charges: Driver Who Hit Duluth Pedestrian Had Used Heroin
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) - Prosecutors say a Duluth man was under the influence of heroin when he was driving a car that struck and killed a pedestrian.
Twenty-seven-year-old David Andrew Smithson is charged with criminal vehicular homicide and driving while impaired.
The crash happened Saturday as 37-year-old Brian Jacob Respler was walking on a sidewalk on Grand Avenue. Respler was pronounced dead at the scene.
Prosecutors say Smithson's bail was set at $250,000 during an arraignment Tuesday in St. Louis County District Court.
A judge determined Smithson qualified for a public defender, but a lawyer had not been immediately assigned to his case.