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Driver pleads guilty to striking boy at airport

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A 61-year-old man has pleaded guilty to running over a young boy who was going to greet his soldier father at the Twin Cities airport.

Tommy Rodriguez pleaded guilty Monday to one felony count of criminal vehicular operation. A gross misdemeanor charge of third-degree DWI was dismissed.

Rodriguez was accused of hitting 6-year-old Zachary Drew with his sport utility vehicle in the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport parking ramp on Dec. 16.

The boy was heading to the airport to greet his father, who was returning from military duty in Iraq.

The SUV dragged Zachary 15 feet before crashing into a wall. The boy suffered a broken leg and facial injuries.

WCCO-TV reports sentencing for Rodriguez is scheduled for Nov. 16.

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