Cops: Driver who hit baby stroller was drunk or high

Philadelphia police say a Bucks County man was drunk or high when he allegedly ran a red light and hit a baby stroller in Port Richmond Wednesday afternoon.

The collision threw the 7-week-old infant into the street. The baby girl suffered head trauma; she remains in stable condition at St. Christopher's Hospital.

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Robert Thomas, accused of DUI

Robert Thomas, 34, of New Britain, was charged with DUI, aggravated assault and related offenses in the 2:35 p.m. incident. Thomas was driving a blue 2010 Honda CRV south on Aramingo Avenue when the baby's mother, who had the green light, was pushing the carriage across Westmoreland Street. Thomas allegedly blew through the light and hit the stroller.

Toxicology tests, to determine what Thomas was under the influence of, are pending.

Court records show that Thomas is a repeat offender with several past drug arrests and a 1996 DUI arrest that resulted in conviction in 2002.

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