Albert Myers

A driver has been arrested in a hit-and-run on Upper Bethany Road that left a bicyclist seriously injured Sunday, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office reported Tuesday.

According to the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office:

A truck collided with a bicyclist on Upper Bethany Road at about 3:30 p.m. Sunday. The bicyclist was transported to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries. He told deputies the vehicle that struck him was a truck pulling a large camper.

A Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputy located a camper at a nearby storage facility with damage consistent with the hit and run from Upper Bethany Road.

The sheriff’s office’s Traffic Enforcement Unit’s investigation led them to Albert Myers, 45, of Canton.

When investigators went to interview Myers, he retreated into his home. Arrest warrants for two counts of aggravated battery, reckless driving, hit and run resulting in serious injury and overtaking a vehicle on the left were secured for Myers, and he was arrested at his home Tuesday morning.

Myers is in custody at the Cherokee Adult Detention Center without bond.

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