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UPDATE: Cyclist hit by suspected drunken driver in stable condition

March 29th, 2014 10:03 pm by Staff Reports

UPDATE: Cyclist hit by suspected drunken driver in stable condition

Christine Bassett's Ford Taurus sustained damage after she collided with a passing cyclist on University Parkway Saturday afternoon. (Dave Boyd/Johnson City Press)

Mountain States Health Alliance personnel said an Elizabethton man who was struck by a car while riding his bicycle is in stable condition.

On Saturday, John D. Moody, 30, 201 Walter Plant Road, was cycling west in the emergency lane on University Parkway when he was struck by a car that left the roadway.

Johnson City Police Department officers said Moody was struck by Christine Bassett, 40, 505 Grady Simmons Road, Erwin, who was under the influence of an intoxicant.

Bassett was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and aggravated assault. Moody was taken to Johnson City Medical Center with what police referred to as "serious injuries."

On Sunday morning, MSHA Communications Manager Teresa Hicks said Moody was in stable condition.

Bassett was taken to Washington County Detention Center, and was scheduled for arraignment in Sessions Court on Monday afternoon.

REPORTED ON MARCH 29:

An Erwin woman was arrested after police said she drove her car into a cyclist while she was driving under the influence of an intoxicant.

On Saturday, Johnson City Police Department officers arrested Christine E. Bassett, 40, 505 Grady Simmons Road, Erwin, after they heard reports of an accident on University Parkway, almost a mile west of the Greenlee Road overpass.

Police said Bassett was driving west on University Parkway when her car – a Ford Taurus – left the road and struck John D. Moody, 30, 201 Walter Plant Road, Elizabethton, while he was riding his bicycle in the emergency lane.

Moody, who, police said, sustained “serious injuries,” was taken to Johnson City Medical Center by Washington County/Johnson City EMS. Calls made to hospital personnel to learn the extent of Moody’s injuries were not returned.

Police said Bassett appeared to be intoxicated, but did not specify as to what substance may have caused the alleged intoxication. Bassett was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (first offense) and aggravated assault. She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, and was scheduled to appear in Sessions Court to face her charges on Monday afternoon.

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