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Pittsburg Police respond to pedestrian accidents, fights over weekend

Updated: Sep 8, 2013 06:33 PM

Pittsburg Police Department had their hands full responding to calls over the weekend.

Shortly after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, a driver was arrested after hitting a pedestrian on Pittsburg's fraternity row.

32 year old Joshua Gaddy was arrested for driving under the influence after his vehicle struck someone walking  in the 1900 block of South Broadway. 

24 year old Colton Gehrke was hit and taken to via Christi hospital by Crawford county ambulance. Gehrke was unable to talk to us on camera, but told us by phone he was trying to break up a fight in the street. He suffered a broken fibula in is right leg, a broken bone in is right hand, and part of his ear was ripped off. Gaddy was arrested and booked in the Crawford county jail for driving under the influence.

Following those fights, Sergeant Brent Narges says several calls about fights came in around 2:30 a.m. Along the 1900 block of Broadway, Ford and Elm streets. Officers did locate a spent casing when investigating a shots fired call.  

Both pedestrian accident, and the fights are under investigation.

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