A New Hampshire man accused of crashing into a bicyclist in Chester and leaving the scene Sunday has been charged with driving under the influence.
Kenneth Tanner, 47, of Washington, New Hampshire, was arrested Sunday afternoon and charged with driving under the influence, evading a motor vehicle accident, failure to drive in a proper lane, failure to drive right on a curve, second-degree assault with a motor vehicle and interfering with an officer.
Police said Tanner was driving eastbound on Route 148 in the area of Butter Jones Road in Chester around 1 p.m. Sunday when he struck a bicyclist traveling in the same direction.
The bicyclist, Michael Alevy, 58, of Guilford, was thrown from his bicycle and landed on the pavement. LifeStar airlifted him to Yale-New Haven Hospital for treatment of serious injuries.
Police said Tanner left the scene of the crash and found shortly thereafter in Middletown.
He was arrested and released on $50,000 surety bond. Tanner is due in court the morning of Sept. 4.
It's not clear if he has an attorney.