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Driver arrested after illegal U-turn causes bike crash in Sparks

Taurino Rodriguez-Munoz
Taurino Rodriguez-Munoz(Washoe County jail)
Published: Jul. 25, 2021 at 11:21 AM PDT
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SPARKS, Nev. (KOLO) -A driver was arrested for driving under the influence and three other traffic violations after his vehicle hit a cyclist in west Sparks on Saturday.

Taurino Rodriguez-Munoz, 44, was also cited for driving without a license, making an illegal U-turn and not having proof of insurance.

Police said Rodriguez-Munoz was going east on Victorian Avenue approaching 21st Street when he made an illegal U-turn and went into the westbound cyclist lane.

A westbound cyclist crashed into the back of Rodriguez-Munoz’s vehicle. Police arrived to find the cyclist on the ground with cuts and bruises. The cyclist was taken to the hospital for injuries described as non-life threatening.

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