Police: Pasco man seriously injures cyclist while driving under the influence

NEW PORT RICHEY — A 62-year-old New Port Richey man is accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist while driving under the influence late Tuesday.

Russell Steven Smith was westbound on Marine Parkway at U.S. 19 just before 11:45 p.m. when he hit a 19-year-old man from Holiday who was biking southbound across Marine Parkway, according to police. The unidentified man was biking in the crosswalk on the west side of U.S. 19, police said.

He was taken to Bayfront Medical Center, where he was in serious condition.

His name was not immediately available.

Police said Smith provided false information during the crash investigation.

He was arrested and faces charges of driving under the influence, DUI with serious bodily harm, driving with a suspended, revoked or cancelled license, providing false information during a crash investigation and failure to surrender his suspended, revoked or cancelled driver's license.

The crash in under investigation.

Police: Pasco man seriously injures cyclist while driving under the influence 06/29/11 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 1:54pm]

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