Crossing guard at Roseville school hit by woman accused of driving drunk

82-year-old man hit outside Steenland Elementary School in Roseville

ROSEVILLE, Mich. - An 82-year-old crossing guard was run over by a woman who is accused of driving drunk outside an elementary school in Roseville.

Albert Lipinski, who is everyone's favorite crossing guard at Steenland Elementary School in Roseville, is recovering Tuesday night after being run over by a student's mother.

Police arrested the 36-year-old woman on suspicion of drunken driving.

Lipinski said he works as a crossing guard so he can walk his granddaughter to and from school.

On Tuesday, a woman was driving erratically and blocking the intersection in front of the school by trying to do a U-turn, so Lipinski told her she needed to move.

That's when she hit him with her car, police said.

"I saw her drive away, and I didn't know where she was going," Lipinski said. "I thought she was just going to turn around."

The woman didn't drive back, but when she returned on foot about 10 minutes later, parents said she created a scene.

"She was telling everybody I jumped in front of her car," Lipinski said. "She was cussing everybody out."

Police said alcohol was the problem, and they took the woman into custody.

"It's kind of eerie to be on the ground looking up at a bumper," Lipinski said.

Lipinski refused medical treatment at the scene, but the school principal prevailed on him to go get checked out. He's banged up, but nothing is broken.

Lipinski said he will return to work Wednesday.

You can watch Mara MacDonald's full story in the video posted above.

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