Suspect arrested for hit-and-run crash that injured legally blind man

David Bentley (Courtesy: Metro-Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Metro police have arrested a man accused of injuring a legally blind pedestrian in a hit-and-run crash last month.

David Bentley was taken into custody Thursday at his home after officials received a tip to Crime Stoppers.

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Authorities say Bentley admitted to hitting 55-year-old David Lloyd on McGavock Pike on Oct. 17.

According to police, Lloyd was crossing the roadway from west to east outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by Bentley’s car.

Lloyd was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in critical but stable condition.

Bentley, who has several DUI convictions, has been charged with leaving the scene of an injury crash, failure to render aid, failure to give notice of a crash, driving on a revoked license, and tampering with evidence.

He is being held in lieu of $60,000 bond.