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Run Over Cyclist upgraded from Critical to Serious Condition

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.

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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.

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2 thoughts on “Run Over Cyclist upgraded from Critical to Serious Condition

  1. What an asshole. I can’t believe they didn’t suspend his driver’s license.

    Posted by Haley | September 16, 2009, 10:58 am
  2. Can we string this guy up by his fishing pole?

    Posted by Bertie | September 16, 2009, 10:59 am

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