Driver arrested in hit-and-run that seriously injured 2 bicyclists

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City of Cortland police made an arrest last month in a hit-and-run that left two bicyclists seriously injured.

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The incident occurred Friday, May 14, on Tompkins Street.

Investigators say the driver, 36-year-old Robert Stephens of River Street, left the scene immediately after striking the victims.

His vehicle was later recovered by police on the same night of the crash. Officers secured a warrant and searched it a week later (May 20), along with his residence.

Physical evidence was gathered, which led to the following charges for Stephens:

  • Leaving the scene of a physical injury accident;
  • Operating a motor vehicle with an open container of alcohol.

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