Gainesville Police: Man charged with DUI after driving on sidewalk, striking sign

Gainesville Police have charged William Fitch with DUI.

A Clearwater man is charged with DUI after Gainesville police say he was driving on a sidewalk early Friday morning.

Police charged 21-year-old William Fitch with DUI and driving with a suspended license.

Police say an officer saw Fitch drive a vehicle on the sidewalk and strike a traffic sign on West University Avenue.

Officers say Fitch had a blood-alcohol level exceeding the legal limit.

Police say Fitch's license had been suspended since September of 2016.

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