Impaired Driver Hits Cyclist On Capitol Hill

And now, the last weekend incident from the SPD Blotter:

On September 18th at approximately 2:17 a.m. a female bicyclist was traveling northbound on 10th Avenue East approaching East Lynn Street.  At approximately the same time a silver Infinity G20 traveling eastbound on East Lynn Street stopped for a stop sign at 10th Avenue East.  The Infinity then drove eastbound across the intersection and collided with the bicyclist.

SFD medics responded to the scene and transported the cyclist to Harborview Medical Center for treatment of head and facial injuries that she sustained from the collision.

Investigating officers evaluated the driver of the Infinity for signs of impairment due to alcohol and/or drugs. Impairment was detected and the driver of the car was transported to Harborview for a blood draw (results pending laboratory analysis).

The driver of the Infinity was subsequently booked into the King County Jail for Investigation of Vehicular Assault, a felony.

The Infinity was impounded and taken to the evidence garage.  Traffic Collision Investigation Squad detectives responded to the scene and continue to actively investigate.