Blind man hit in Salem crosswalk

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a driver was drunk when she struck a blind man in a crosswalk in Salem.

The 70-year-old man, John Dashney, was in critical condition at Salem Hospital after the accident Tuesday a few blocks from his home.

The Statesman Journal reports (http://is.gd/PunrkP ) Dashney is a children's book author and president of the Willamette chapter of the American Council of the Blind of Oregon.

The 58-year-old Salem woman was jailed on drunken driving and assault charges.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com