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Family, friends hold vigil for Georgia Ports officer who remains in critical condition after being hit

Corporal William Solomon (Source: Facebook) Corporal William Solomon (Source: Facebook)
SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - Georgia Port Authority Officer, William Solomon, remains in a coma and in critical condition, according to family. Solomon was directing traffic at the ports earlier this month when he was hit by a man police say was drunk.

Solomon's family held prayer vigil at Calvary Baptist Temple on Waters Avenue, across the street from where he is being treated at Memorial.

His family said while he is in a coma still, he does have some eye movement, but hasn't opened his eyes yet. His wife says he is now moving limbs and breathing on his own. 

Corporal Solomon was directing traffic when police said he was hit by 63-year-old truck driver, Robert Lee Turner.

Turner was arrested and charged with DUI following the incident.

Friends and family said there has been a great outpouring of support, and people donating things to Solomon's family to help out as they deal with expenses.

Turner appeared in Liberty County Court Thursday morning for a case that was continued because of a petition from a probation office.

The Liberty County Court clerks office did not have any information on what that particular case was about.

He will appear again in court on May 5.

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