Driver accused of hitting cyclist charged with DWI

Detectives in north Charlotte are investigating after a bicyclist was hit by a vehicle early Friday morning.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Detectives in north Charlotte have arrested a person after a cyclist was hit by a vehicle early Friday.

According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officers responded to a reported hit-and-run incident near the intersection of Matheson Avenue and North Tryon Street a little before 1 a.m. When police arrived at the scene, they found a bicyclist, identified as Gregory Mobley, who had been struck by a vehicle.

Mobley was taken to Carolinas Medical Center where he later died due to his injuries.

Police said the driver of the vehicle fled the scene after hitting the cyclist. A short while later, officers received a tip about a vehicle that was traveling on North Tryon Street with a smashed windshield and a flat tire. Officers located the vehicle in the 4400 block of North Tryon Street and stopped the driver. 

The driver, identified as Tamara Gisell Juarez, 23, was arrested by detectives after an interview. She was charged with felony hit and run, DWI, driving while license revoked, open container, and failure to reduce speed to avoid a collision. A charge of Felony Death by Motor Vehicle has been added. 

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