The driver who police said hit a bicyclist and dragged him 300 feet late Tuesday afternoon was arrested on suspicion of intoxication assault with a vehicle.
Police said Robert Wayne Clement, 57, struck a 34-year-old bicyclist with his pickup about 4:45 p.m. at Rodd Field Road and South Padre Island Drive. Clement later failed a field sobriety test, police Capt. Todd Green said, and was taken to Bay Area Hospital for a blood-alcohol test.
Police said they also found alcohol in the vehicle.
Clement’s bond was set at $20,000 and he remained in Nueces County Jail on Wednesday afternoon, jail officials said.
The bicyclist was riding with his girlfriend. He became lodged beneath a boat being towed by a Chevrolet Silverado that pulled out of a gas station and collided with him, police said.
The bicyclist was listed Wednesday in serious condition at Christus Spohn Hospital Memorial, said Sherry Carr-Smith, hospital spokeswoman.