People who drive while impaired put themselves and others at great risk. Unfortunately, when people drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol, pedestrians are even more vulnerable to fatal car accidents. Thankfully, Ohio law enforcement often finds the drivers who are responsible for these accidents and works to ensure that they are prevented from causing another deadly accident.

After a Bridgeport man left a funeral on foot, he was hit by a vehicle and died. The driver of the vehicle, who had apparently been using marijuana at the time of the accident, is now facing felony charges. It is unclear whether the driver fled the scene of the accident, but he may have been concerned that his level of impairment may have resulted in more severe punishment.