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Tampa man faces DUI charge in fatal pedestrian crash

A Tampa man is in custody this weekend after police say he was impaired when he fatally struck a pedestrian in Tampa Heights.

Police say Paul Kent Clark, 53, was driving a 1994 Dodge Ram pickup truck northbound on North 15th Street, approaching East 26th Avenue, around 1:30 a.m. when he die not see 40-year-old Leroy Woods Jr., of Tampa, in the intersection.

Clark struck Woods, who was pronounced dead at Tampa General Hospital, police say.

After an investigation, police determined Clark was driving under the influence. He is being held in Hillsborough County Jail on $2,000 bond.

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