Cops Nab Driver Suspected Of Beating Up Cyclist
Cops believe they've caught the driver of a red Camaro that plowed into District cyclist Ian Barry in May.
Barry and his friend Saul Leiken (pictured above) say they were pedaling their bikes home along an Adams Mill Road NW bike lane when the Camaro tried to make a turn into a nearby alley; the car missed the alley, but caught Barry dead on. After Barry demanded the Camaro's driver get out and exchange information, several men exited the car and jumped them, they say.
But Leiken, who ended up with a concussion, was still able to get the Camaro's license plate. On July 6, police arrested 23-year-old Demarcus Boulware of Tempe Hills, Md., for the alleged assault. According to court documents, Boulware was identified in part by a photo on his Facebook page. He's pleaded not guilty to a simple assault.
Boulware's lawyer declined comment.
Leiken says that since the incident, tons of local cyclists have been coming to him with car on bike horror stories. "It's disconcerting and scary to hear about," he says.
Photo of Saul Leiken by Charlie McCormick