News: Alleged impaired driver fatally hits pedestrian in Sarasota 


SARASOTA, FL – A pedestrian’s life was claimed when they were struck by a pickup truck driver suspected of impairment on State Road 72 around 7 p.m. Tuesday. 

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was declared dead at the scene, FOX 13 News reported. Authorities arrested the driver — 59-year-old Douglas Cisler — for driving under the influence. 

This collision is under investigation, and no other details were provided at this time. 

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