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Driver charged in Decatur hit and run that sent cyclist to the hospital

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Driver charged in Decatur hit and run that sent cyclist to the hospital

W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt
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W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

W. Ponce De Leon Avenue. Photo by Dan Whisenhunt

This story has been updated. 

Decatur Police have arrested a man on charges that he hit a cyclist with his car on Feb 2 and fled the scene.

According to a statement, on Feb. 9 Zachary Thigpen surrendered to Decatur Police, accompanied by his attorney.

He is accused of hitting cyclist Wesley Upshur on Feb. 2. The incident occurred at East College Avenue and Sams Street. Upshur was treated and released for “non-life threatening injuries,” police said.

Thigpen faces the following charges:

HIT AND RUN/ LEAVING SCENE OF ACCIDENT      40-6-270

DUTY TO REPORT ACCIDENT                                     40-6-273

SAFE DISTANCE                                                               40-6-56

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