Intoxicated driver struck cyclist, say police
By Elizabeth Dinan November 09, 2011 1:57 PM
PORTSMOUTH [NH, USA] — A local woman is accused of being drunk when she drove into a cyclist who was cited by police for not having lights on his bike.
Arraigned Monday on a felony charge of aggravated driving while intoxicated was the driver, Consuelo Elder, 29, of 135 Osprey Drive. Police prosecutor David Colby told the Portsmouth court that Elder was initially charged with misdemeanor driving while intoxicated, but blood tests later showed her blood alcohol concentration was at a level which justified the felony charge. ...
Colby told the court the unidentified cyclist was cited by a state trooper because he was wearing dark clothing after dark without lights on his bicycle.