A Mekinock, N.D., man is facing charges after he purposely hit a pedestrian with his car, police said.

Frederick Graden, 36, was driving a tan Honda Civic when he intentionally struck another man in TownHouse Hotel parking lot, 700 First Ave. N., just before 2:15 a.m., according to a press release. He fled the scene, but the release said Grand Forks County Sheriff’s deputies located the vehicle and arrested Graden for driving under the influence. Police determined through investigation that Graden was driving when the car hit the pedestrian, the release said.

The victim went to the Altru Hospital emergency room for a leg injury, officers said.

Graden is also facing charges of reckless endangerment and leaving the scene of an accident involving injury.

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