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Ft. Campbell solider charged after hitting woman with car

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Dominic Gordon was arrested after hitting a woman with his car early Sunday morning in downtown Nashville. Dominic Gordon was arrested after hitting a woman with his car early Sunday morning in downtown Nashville.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

A Ft. Campbell soldier was arrested after hitting a woman with his car early Sunday morning in downtown Nashville.

The victim, also a Ft. Campbell soldier, was hit on Second Avenue South near Broadway around 3:30 a.m.  She was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries.  She has since been treated and released.

Metro police told News 2 there was a dispute between the victim and Dominic Gordon.  According to an affidavit, Gordon, 24, initially left the scene but made a U-turn at Broadway and hit the victim as he traveled the wrong way down Second Avenue.

It wasn't immediately clear what caused the dispute.  The incident was caught on cell phone video by witnesses.

Gordon again left the scene but was arrested following a traffic stop on the Woodland Street Bridge.

He admitted that he was involved in the altercation but told police he didn't realize he'd hit anyone with his vehicle.

Police said the victim and Gordon did not know each other prior to the altercation.

Gordon was charged with aggravated assault.  He is currently free on $10,000 bond.

It was just the latest incident that left a pedestrian hurt. And with more tourists than ever visiting downtown Nashville, it certainly won't be the last.

Central Precinct Commander Jason Reinbold says the combination of thousands of pedestrians and traffic can be extremely dangerous.

"Those that come downtown at night, they're coming to an area that is more condensed than during the daytime," Reinbold said. "So we have a lot of bars, but they're in close proximity of each other."

Commander Reinbold says the city will continue to close streets strategically, based on pre-planned events like concerts or parades.

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