Cyclist recovering from hit-and-run

2006-08-07T22:00:00Z Cyclist recovering from hit-and-runBy LARRY HENDRICKS
Sun Staff Reporter
Arizona Daily Sun
August 07, 2006 10:00 pm  • 

Police say a drunk driver hit and seriously injured a Flagstaff man who was riding his bicycle on Lake Mary Road Saturday afternoon.

According to information from the Flagstaff Police Department, the incident happened just after noon inside the city limits. Police responded to the scene of the crash to find the bicyclist being treated by medics. The cyclist was taken to Flagstaff Medical Center to be treated for "serious spinal injuries and numerous abrasions."

The cyclist, still at FMC as of Monday afternoon, is listed in good condition, according to a hospital spokesperson.

Witnesses at the scene told officers that the cyclist was hit by a light blue Ford sedan. Officers found a vehicle matching the sedan's description a short distance away in the Bow and Arrow neighborhood off Lake Mary Road. The vehicle had damage to the windshield, hood and fender, suggesting it was the vehicle involved in the crash.

The owner of the vehicle, during conversations with investigators, admitted to hitting the cyclist and leaving the scene. His blood-alcohol level at the time of testing was 0.120 and 0.116 percent, which is above the state's legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.

The vehicle owner's driver's license had been suspended at the time of the incident.

Frederick Maynard, 43, Flagstaff, was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated DUI and felony hit and run. As of Monday, Maynard was no longer in jail, according to jail staff.

The case remains under investigation.

Larry Hendricks can be reached at or 556-2262.

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