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Man charged with impaired driving after car hits pedestrian in Midtown Anchorage

A driver was arrested after the car he was driving hit a pedestrian early Thursday in Midtown Anchorage, according to police.

James Combs-Franklin, 29, was charged with operating under the influence and assault after a 2005 Dodge Stratus he was driving hit a man at A Street and Northern Lights Boulevard, police said. Police received a report of the incident at about 3:15 a.m.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

"The driver displayed signs of driving impaired," police said in a statement.

He failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody, the statement said.

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