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Man arrested in hit and run of cyclist on Magazine St.

Michael Foley, 24 (Source: Orleans Sheriff's Office) Michael Foley, 24 (Source: Orleans Sheriff's Office)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

A 24-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the hit and run of a bicyclist on Magazine Street.

Michael Foley was booked Wednesday with hit-and-run driving and driving with an expired license.

The incident, which was captured on video, happened just after 8 a.m. on Sept. 12 in the 900 block.

The victim, Rebekah Abernathy, said she was on her way to work when she was hit from behind, resulting in injuries for which she is still undergoing treatment. 

Witnesses at the scene told officers they saw the driver of a white Dodge vehicle hit Abernathy while she was riding in the bicycle lane and then drive away. Through the course of the investigation, the NOPD Traffic Division identified Foley as the suspect in the incident.

Foley turned himself into the NOPD Traffic Division where he was arrested and brought to Central Lock-up. 

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