Police arrest drunk-driver for hit-run
The police have arrested the man who struck and killed a Sunnyside bicyclist on Wednesday night before fleeing the scene.
The cops made the arrest after discovering that a drunk driver they nabbed later that evening was responsible for the death of the bicyclist.
The police arrested Alex Batista, a 25-year-old from Long Island City, after finding him lying drunk on the road next to his car, authorities said yesterday. According to reports, Batista had driven his car into a building in Maspeth and had passed out when the police found him.
Police allege that Batista struck down and killed cyclist Roger Hernandez, 37, on Greenpoint Ave, near 39th Place, and then left the scene.
Batista has been charged with DWI, vehicular manslaughter, leaving the scene of an accident resulting in death and marijuana possession.