August J. Pepitone III, 45, left his Milan Road home at about 9:15 p.m. and darted toward a nearby BP gas station without looking for oncoming traffic, according to police.
Monte Hibbard, 41, of Berlin Heights, was heading north on Milan Road just north of Perkins Avenue when he hit Pepitone with his passenger-side mirror. Pepitone was temporarily knocked unconscious.
“There was no way to avoid him,” state trooper Brian Bracy said. “From the statement his girlfriend gave he had been drunk pretty much all day.”
The Sandusky post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol responded while Sandusky police blocked traffic until about 12:45 a.m. Sunday to clear the scene.
Pepitone was taken to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where he was treated for minor facial injuries and released.
He was charged with intoxicated pedestrian in roadway, a minor misdemeanor. Hibbard was not charged.