A Pompano Beach man hit a bicyclist, who landed in his rear window. The driver then continued two miles, dumped the rider -- who was still alive -- in the woods, and went home to sleep.
Axel Inostroza, 27, tried to hide his black 2003 Mustang from his girlfriend. He was arrested at 2 p.m. Monday at a Pompano body shop.
The biker, Craig Camlin, age 53, was found in a wooded area by a landscaping crew. He was taken to the hospital and will likely be paralyzed.
Inostroza first told deputies he had hit a stop sign. He later acknowledged he had been drinking, prosecutors say.
According to police, the accident occurred while Inostroza was driving on the 5200 block of NE 18th Avenue in Fort Lauderdale. After Inostroza hit Camlin, who was traveling in the same direction, the cyclist landed on the trunk and rolled into the window, which broke.
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Inostroza drove two miles with the wounded cyclist lodged in the window.
Inostroza's only criminal background includes a disorderly conduct charge. Court records show his driver's license was due to be suspended for unpaid tickets.
A judge ordered Instroza held on $70,000 bond, the Sun Sentinel reported. The newspaper recently reported that accidents with bicyclists have spiked since 2010 -- increasing 42 percent between 2010 and 2012.