As the police reported on Saturday, the cyclist was on Karl-Marx-Allee shortly after 8 p.m. and crossed the intersection of Alexanderstraße and Otto-Braun-Straße in the direction of Karl-Liebknecht-Straße.
Meanwhile, the driver came from the left across Alexanderstrasse and allegedly drove to the intersection at a red light, where he drove around the 32-year-old, causing her to fall to the ground. Paramedics took her to a hospital for treatment.
The 34-year-old, on the other hand, fled and drove away at high speed in the direction of Greifswalder Straße. However, a 25-year-old, who had observed the collision, followed him with his car. One and a half kilometers further, he caught up with the getaway car on the corner of Hufelandstraße, parked his car in front of it and, together with his passenger, held the accident driver.
With glassy eyes and a smell of alcohol, the 34-year-old stepped in front of the police officers who had been summoned. Both a breath alcohol test and a rapid drug test were positive.
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The officials also found that the man was driving without a valid driver’s license. He was taken into police custody and had to undergo a blood test and identification treatment.
He was then able to walk home, and his car and keys were confiscated. The 34-year-old now has to answer for the traffic accident, hit-and-run, a prohibited motor vehicle race, driving without a license and driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol.