An alleged drunken driver accused of seriously injuring a bicyclist in University City pleaded not guilty Monday to DUI and hit-and-run charges.
An Aug. 17 preliminary hearing was set for Heejoon Lee, 29, who is free on $100,000 bail.
San Diego police said a 44-year-old man was riding north in the 6500 block of La Jolla Colony Drive about 6:30 a.m. on May 11 when a 2008 Honda Accord driven by Lee hit him from behind.
Lee continued driving for a short distance before losing control of his car, which veered off the street and crashed to a halt in some shrubbery, said SDPD Officer Tony Martinez. Lee was arrested and was booked into jail.
Medics took the bicyclist to a hospital for treatment of fractures to his ribs, pelvis and spine, Martinez said.
Judge Jay Bloom ordered Lee not to drive with any alcohol in his system during the case.
–City News Service
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