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Clovis driver arrested on suspicion of DUI after pedestrian struck by car, CHP says

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A Clovis man was arrested Tuesday night on suspicion of driving his car into a pedestrian south of Fresno, injuring the man, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The collision took place near Bagley and Recreation avenues in an industrial area near Highway 99 and Central Avenue, near Malaga. The CHP said that Lawrence Vanderhoof, 48, was southbound on Bagley in a 1997 Toyota at a high rate of speed when he failed to negotiate a curve in the roadway and went into a slide, hitting John Shoff, 31, who was walking on the edge of the northbound lane.

Shoff sustained a major leg injury and was hospitalized.

The CHP said Vanderhoof’s Toyota hit a water main valve before coming to rest against a chain-link fence; he tried to run from the crash but was arrested. He was booked on charges of driving under the influence.

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