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State Police arrest man for allegedly driving drunk, striking pedestrian near Gillette Stadium

State Police working a detail outside Gillette Stadium after Monday night’s New England Patriots game arrested a man for allegedly driving drunk, striking a pedestrian with his car, and fleeing the scene.

A motorist informed Trooper Michael Isom at 1 a.m. that there was an accident near his post on Route 1, State Police said in a statement. Isom drove north and saw a man lying on the road, State Police said.

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“The man was in obvious pain and rolling on the ground,” State Police said. The victim, 30, of Boston, suffered a broken leg and cuts and bruises, State Police said.

Isom summoned an ambulance for the pedestrian and then broadcast a description of the suspect vehicle. Trooper Jeremiah Donovan, who was stationed two miles from the incident, stopped an Infiniti sedan after noticing the vehicle had a hole in its windshield and a broken sideview mirror.

Troopers arrested the driver, Daniel Lishness, 27, of Southwick, after they allegedly observed he had a heavy odor of alcohol on his breath, was unsteady on his feet, and slurred his speech.

Lishness was charged with operating under the influence of intoxicating liquor, second offense; leaving the scene of an accident with personal injury; negligent operation of a motor vehicle; and operating under the influence of liquor with serious injury and negligent operation.

Lishness is to be arraigned today in Wrentham District Court, State Police said.

Melissa Werthmann can be reached at
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