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Man arrested for Vehicular Assault

Man with prior DUI arrested for vehicular assault. On Friday July 19, 2013 at approximately 8:00 p.m., an older pickup truck was travelling south on Westlake Av N in the 2700 block. At the same time, a cyclist was travelling north on Westlake Av N in the 2700 blk. The truck initiated a left turn in the path of the cyclist; this caused the cyclist to strike the truck and be thrown from the bicycle.

Seattle Fire responded and treated the 29- year-old female cyclist; as a result of the collision, the tip of her right thumb was severed at the base of the thumbnail. She was transported to HMC via AMR for treatment.

As is routine, a DRE unit responded and evaluated the driver of the truck. Signs of impairment were observed and a legal blood draw was subsequently performed.

Given that the 56-year-old suspect has a prior DUI he was booked into King County Jail for Investigation Of Vehicular Assault after the search warrant was served at HMC.

The investigation continues.