Driver Arraigned In Alleged Fatal Queens Hit-And-Run Involving Cyclist
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A Queens driver was charged with manslaughter Monday after he allegedly struck and killed a cyclist, then fled the scene.
Alex Batista, 25, was arraigned Friday night and is being held on $300,000 bail.
Police allege that Batista was driving drunk on July 18 in Sunnyside when he hit 37-year-old Roger Hernandez and drove off.
Hernandez died at the scene.
Police said Batista then crashed into a building about a mile away and was found lying in the street next to his car.
Other charges against him include driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene.
If convicted, Batista faces up to 15 years in prison.