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DUI Driver Strikes Bicyclist, Parked Car While Fleeing Police In West Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) -- A suspected DUI driver is under arrest after he hit a bicyclist and then struck a parked car while trying to evade police in West Philadelphia.

The incident began around 12:40 a.m. Saturday when police say they attempted to stop a vehicle that was speeding and traveling in the wrong lane of a two-way street at 5500 Spruce Street. The driver ignored police and then struck a man on a bike in the 800 block of South 56th Street in Cobbs Creek.

Police say the driver continued to flee pursuing officers and then hit a parked vehicle along the 5000 block of Baltimore Avenue, causing it to strike a second parked vehicle. The driver jumped out of his vehicle and fled the scene on foot. He was later found by police at his home and arrested.

The 22-year-old bicyclist was taken to the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania with injuries to his arms, legs and neck. He was listed in stable condition.

The 20-year-old driver was expected to be charged with DUI, Leaving the Scene of an Auto Accident, Recklessly Endangering Another Person and related offenses.

Police did not immediately release the driver's identity.

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