Man killed after Ohio deputies drop him off

The trooper who responded to the first call has been placed on administrative duties


By Mark Ferenchik
The Columbus Dispatch

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The State Highway Patrol and the Delaware County sheriff's office are investigating an incident last month in which deputies dropped a reportedly intoxicated man at a fast-food restaurant, and he walked away and was struck and killed by a sport-utility vehicle.

Uriel Juarez Popoca, 22, of the Northwest Side, was killed on July 28 while walking west on the Rt. 36 bridge over Alum Creek in Delaware County.

According to a report released by the Highway Patrol, here's what happened that night:

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