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Novak Veers Too Far Right, Hits Pedestrian

7/23/2008 1:05 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Robert Novak, the really old dude who writes a syndicated column and is a talking head on all the cables, nailed a pedestrian in DC this AM in his black Corvette.

But wait, it gets a lot better. According to WJLA TV and Politico, Novak didn't even stop, reportedly saying, "I didn't know I hit him." He finally pulled over after pissed off witnesses started honking like crazy.

Novak, who hosted a show on CNN, was put in a police car but not arrested and finally cited for failing to yield.

Novak is known for being an aggressive driver, telling the Washington Post's Reliable Source column back in 2001, "I really hate jaywalkers. I despise them. Since I don't run the country, all I can do is yell at 'em. The other option is to run 'em over, but as a compassionate conservative, I would never do that."

The pedestrian, a man in his 60s, was taken to George Washington University Hospital with minor injuries.

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