LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — Lafayette police have arrested a man accused of hitting a bicyclist and leaving the scene. Police said the driver was believed to be on drugs at the time.
About 6:50 p.m. Saturday, officers were called to the 3200 block of Teal Road. Police said a bicyclist, identified as 29-year-old Jordan Stribling of Lafayette, was hit on the shoulder of the road. Witnesses reported the driver sped off.
Officers later found the suspected driver, 20-year-old Austin Foster of Lafayette, at his home. Police arrested him on six preliminary charges including leaving the scene of an accident resulting in serious bodily injury and operating while intoxicated resulting in serious bodily injury.
Police said Stribling was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital with severe injuries. As of last check, Lafayette police said he was in stable condition with several broken bones.