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DATE/TIME: Saturday, February 24th, 2007 / 09:45 PM
SUBJECT:DRIVER CHARGED WITH D.W.I. AFTER CAR HITS BICYCLIST

A 25-year-old city woman has been charged with Driving While Intoxicated after she struck a bicyclist on McClellan Street just a block away from her house.

At about 6:00 this evening, Elda Duran was driving south on McClellan to her home at 22 McClellan when 13-year-old Shaquille Harris of Schenectady, who was riding a bicycle south on McClellan, crossed the street in front of her and was struck near 130 McClellan.

After striking Harris, Duran drove on and went to her house where she called 911 to report the accident. Officers responded to her home and determined that she was intoxicated. In addition to D.W.I., Duran has been charged with Leaving the Scene of a Personal Injury Accident. She was released and must appear in Police Court at 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27th.

Harris was treated at the scene by Schenectady Fire Department paramedics and transported to St. Clare’s Hospital. His most serious injury is believed to be a broken ankle.