Drunk driver attacked by birthday party crowd after woman hit by vehicle, Clayton police say

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) – Several authorities responded to a call of a pedestrian struck at a birthday party Saturday evening.

The incident happened on Old U.S. Highway 70, near the American Legion building, just before 11:30 p.m., according to Clayton Police Department.

Authorities who spoke with CBS North Carolina say the female victim, in her late 20s, was transported to WakeMed Hospital with a broken leg.

The driver, Jose Colon, 39, was also transported to the local hospital.

Officials say Colon struck the woman while trying to get away from a previous confrontation with a larger group, which included the victim.

As he took off, he hit her with his vehicle, police say.

According to witnesses, Carlos was assaulted following incident by attendees at the birthday party and is now in the hospital at WakeMed hospital.  His injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.

Authorities are investigating the accident and have taken the car involved in the crash as evidence.

Carlos has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated (DWI) and Carless & Reckless Driving.

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