- Associated Press - Friday, May 22, 2020

RUMFORD, Maine (AP) - A driver who fatally struck a bicyclist has been charged with manslaughter and operating under the influence of drugs, according to Rumford Police Chief Tony Milligan.

Alger Aleck is expected to be arraigned Friday in the death of an unidentified cyclist who died Thursday, WGME-TV reported.

Aleck and the cyclist were headed east on U.S. Route 2 in Rumford the morning the collision occurred.

Aleck was taken to Oxford County Jail. Bail has been set at $15,000.

“With temperatures on the rise and a holiday weekend approaching, more and more pedestrians, bicyclists and vehicles will be sharing the roads,” Milligan said. “Motorists should remain attentive and drive with due care to avoid further tragedies.”

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