Police: Driver under arrest after man is struck and killed by car

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Officials say that the teacher driving the car that struck and killed a 57-year-old man Friday morning on Pelham Parkway has been arrested for allegedly driving under the influence.

Sources say the victim, Raymong Bolan, had just underwent detox treatments at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi. 

Police say Bolan died in the hospital after being hit.

The driver, 33-year-old Shakira Pierce, was arrested at the scene after undergoing a field sobriety test.

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Pierce is facing charges including vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol. 

Police also say Pierce was fleeing after hitting a car when she struck Bolan as he was crossing the street.

The suspect teaches at Schulyerville Preparatory High School. 

The Department of Education released a statement that says "This is a tragic incident and our hearts go out to the victim's family. These allegations are appalling and disgraceful."

The statement also says Pierce has been reassigned away from students.

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