- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - 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 died Tuesday at a local hospital. Two other cyclists received minor injuries in the crash.

The Des Moines Register reports (https://dmreg.co/1JdVCF3 ) Rodriguez faces several charges, including homicide by operating while intoxicated and homicide by reckless driving. Court records do not list an attorney.

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Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com


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