Bicyclist struck, seriously injured by drunk driver in San Jacinto

SAN JACINTO (CNS) - A bicyclist was struck and seriously injured early Thursday, Dec. 17 by a suspected drunken driver in San Jacinto. The victim was riding through the intersection of Esplanade and San Jacinto avenues about 1:20 a.m. when the motorist ran into him, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Department. Sgt. Anthony Pelato said patrol deputies reached the location moments later and found the ``bicyclist trapped underneath the vehicle,'' suffering major injuries to both legs. Firefighters extricated the man, whose name was withheld, and he was taken to a trauma center in serious but stable condition. Pelato alleged that the suspect, who was not immediately identified, was questioned by deputies and ``determined (to be) under the influence of drugs and alcohol.'' He was
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