CHICAGO — A woman is in custody after police say she struck a bicyclist and then tried to leave the scene on Chicago’s Near West Side.
Around 10:10 p.m. Saturday, officers say the male cyclist was riding west on Madison near Aberdeen when the 30-year-old driver of a silver Volkswagen Jetta struck him with her vehicle.
According to police, several pedestrians thwarted the driver’s attempts to flee the scene. Once authorities arrived, officers detained the woman.
Police identified the woman as Courtney Bertucci, of Joliet. Police suspected Bertucci of driving under the influence at the time of the crash. On Sunday, authorities charged Bertucci with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance and one misdemeanor count for possession of drug paraphernalia.
First responders transported the 43-year-old cyclist to Stroger Hospital in critical condition.