Man in hospital after being hit by ute, driver charged

Keira Jenkins |

Police have charged a man with assault and driving with a suspended licence in Devonport.
Police have charged a man with assault and driving with a suspended licence in Devonport.

A man is in hospital with chest injuries after being struck with a ute following an argument in northern Tasmania.

A 42-year-old man allegedly drove a Toyota Hilux intentionally at the older man about 1pm on Saturday in Devonport, striking him twice.

The pair are known to each other, police said. 

The 52-year-old man was taken to Launceston General Hospital with chest injuries and remains in a stable condition. 

The driver has been charged with assault and driving with a suspended licence over the incident.

He was also charged with unrelated drug offences and is expected in Devonport Magistrates Court later on Sunday. 

AAP