Bike crash termed a felony

Jacob Lynch

JUNEAU -- A Watertown man was charged Wednesday with striking a bicyclist while driving.

Jacob Lynch, 24, made his initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court on a felony count of hit and run involving injury.

According to the criminal complaint, at 9:16 p.m. Tuesday, Watertown police responded to North Fourth and East Green streets and found a man lying on the ground with a large pool of blood under him and his bicycle was completely totaled.

A tip led police to Lynch who was leaving a Watertown bar when he was confronted. Lynch at first denied driving but then allegedly told officers that he believed he had struck a trash can, the complaint states.

If convicted, Lynch faces a $10,000 fine and nine months in prison.

A signature bond was set at $1,000 and Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Steve Bauer will decide July 24 at a review hearing if there is enough evidence to order a trial.

(1) comment

Scott Lovrine

What happened to the bike rider?

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