Pedestrian injured in hit and run in the French Quarter

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NEW ORLEANS – The NOPD is responding to reports of a hit and run on the corner of Conti and Chartres Streets in the French Quarter that left a pedestrian injured.

The intersection is near the French Quarter Fest’s Zydeco stage.

According to NOPD, Kirk Alexander, 34, was the driver who struck the woman then fled the scene.

Witnesses followed Alexander onto Dauphine and St. Louis streets until NOPD officers and State Police could detain him.

The woman was taken to a local hospital with minor injuries to her leg and foot.

Alexander was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison on charges of hit and run driving, reckless operation of a motor vehicle and no driver’s license.

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