DUI charge dropped for doctor accused of hitting pedestrian in Christiansburg

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — A drunk driving charge was dropped for the Radford doctor suspected of hitting a pedestrian in Christiansburg in January 2020.

According to the Christiansburg Police Department, 56-year-old Stuart Hal Goldstein, a surgeon with LewsisGale Hospital Pulaski, was driving northbound on North Franklin Street on Saturday, Jan. 4, around 8 p.m., when his 2013 Audi struck a man near Walmart.

Christiansburg Rescue transported the pedestrian, 51-year-old Clarence Michael Hutchinson, to LewisGale Hospital Montgomery in serious condition.

Montgomery County Commonwealth Attorney Mary Kay Pettitt told WFXR the drunk driving charge was dropped since Goldstein’s blood alcohol content of .06 was below the legal limit of .08. Therefore, the charge was not prosecuted, Pettitt said.

The charges were dropped during a hearing held at the Montgomery County General District Court on Feb. 4.

Nancy May, market vice president for LewisGale Regional Health System, told WFXR Goldstein is no longer employed by LewisGale Physicians.

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