Authorities say a driver accused of hitting a cyclist in Des Moines had a blood alcohol content that was nearly three times the legal limit to drive.
Des Moines police say a preliminary breath test showed 31-year-old Jonathan Levya Rodriguez had the elevated level following the Sunday morning crash. Authorities say Rodriguez was uncooperative in agreeing to additional testing.
Rodriguez is accused of hitting 41-year-old Gregary Wade Franck while the cyclist was participating in a local biking event. Franck was critically injured and remains at a local hospital. Two other cyclists received minor injuries in the crash.
Rodriguez faces several charges, including operating while intoxicated and serious injury by reckless driving. Court records do not list an attorney.