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Bicyclist Critically Injured in Suspected DUI Crash: Berkeley Police



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    A bicyclist remained hospitalized with critical injuries late Tuesday following an afternoon collision with a suspected DUI driver in Berkeley, police said.

    The driver, identified by police as 47-year-old Berwick Haynes, has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police said Haynes, a Sunnyvale resident, was driving a four-door Mazda sedan.

    Officers responded to the vicinity of Fulton Street and Bancroft Way at 4:57 p.m. on report of a crash involving a bicycle and an automobile. Callers reported the bicyclist was trapped under the vehicle.

    The bicyclist appears to have been dragged by the car and was pinned underneath when it came to a stop, police said.

    Responding crews were able to raise the vehicle and the bicyclist was pulled from underneath, said Jennifer Coats, spokesperson for Berkeley Police Department.

    The victim, a 42-year-old woman from Berkeley, was transported to a local hospital. The woman late Tuesday was in critical condition, police said.

    Police closed southbound Fulton between Kittredge Street and Bancroft during the investigation.

    Investigators said the vehicle and bicyclist were both traveling south on Fulton from Bancroft. The collision occurred at the intersection.

    Bay City News contributed to this report.

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