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Bicyclist critically injured in crash with alleged drunken driver

A female bicyclist was in critical condition after being struck by an alleged drunken driver Monday evening.

Police were dispatched at 9:30 p.m. to the 1600 block of Golden State Highway and found the bicyclist lying in the roadway, according to the Bakersfield Police Department. She was taken to a local hospital and was still alive Tuesday afternoon, said BPD Sgt. Gary Carruesco.

The driver of the vehicle, John Giumarra, left the scene but was found at a Mobile station of F Street, Carruesco said. He was determined to be driving under the influence and arrested on charges of hit and run and causing an injury while driving under the influence, Carruesco said.

Giumarra's exact age is unclear but he was born in 1968, meaning he'd be 48 if he hasn't had a birthday this month.

The bicyclist, Angela Holder, born in 1984, was riding west along the north curb of the road when she turned across the westbound lanes of travel and was hit, the BPD said. The bike was not equipped with lights or rear reflectors.

It's unclear who was at fault in the collision, Carruesco said.

Anyone with information was asked to call the BPD at 327-7111.

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