Brian Adam Mahy has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Failure to Stop and Render Aid in connection with the death of a bicyclist near downtown Austin over the weekend.
According to Austin Police officers, the bicyclist was riding home from work at around 4:30 a.m. in the 100 block of South Congress Avenue when a Ford Mustang moving at a high-rate of speed, driven by Mahy, ran him over. After the collision, Mahy allegedly fled the scene.
They cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say witnesses to the accident pulled over and tried to give the bicyclist CPR, and that the 30-year old cyclist was doing everything right.
"He rode his bike home every night to his residence in south Austin for fitness reasons. He was trying to help lose weight and stuff like that. He was trying to, you know, do the right thing and unfortunately somebody else wasn't doing the right thing," said Sgt. Don Doyle.
A little more than two hours later, Mahy allegedly called APD claiming to be the driver of the Ford Mustang that hit the cyclist, and that he wanted to turn himself in. According to arrest affidavits, Mahy had a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath and had trouble walking.
Bail for Mahy has been set at $20,000.