A Charlotte man is facing charges of DWI after hitting and killing a pedestrian early Friday morning on Prosperity Church Road in northeast Charlotte.

The crash happened around 3:45 a.m., between Loganville Drive and Pantherville Drive when the man hit and killed a pedestrian that was walking his dog.

Police say the pedestrian died a few moments after the incident.  His dog was taken to Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Animal Care and Control Bureau for treatment for a broken hind leg.

The driver exhibited signs of impairment and was arrested on the scene and charged with DWI.  Additional charges may be pending.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 32,885 people were killed in traffic collisions in 2010, which includes the 10,228 fatalities that resulted from drunk driving crashes.  Drunk driving has affected families across the U.S. and beyond.  If you or someone you know is hurt in a DWI accident or otherwise, call the Accident Attorneys of Reeves, Aiken, and Hightower at 704-499-9000 or 877-374-5999 toll-free.