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Man charged in death of bicyclist

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Feb 8, 2014 at 5:48 am

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man is accused of driving drunk when he struck and killed a bicyclist on Franklin Avenue in south Minneapolis on Monday.

Forty-nine-year-old John Iverson was jailed Friday on a charge of criminal vehicular homicide.

Authorities say Iverson had a blood-alcohol level of 0.27 percent, which is more than three times Minnesota's legal limit of 0.08 percent for driving.

The Star Tribune reports Iverson is accused of running down Marcus Nalls, a 26-year-old chef and bicycle commuter. Nalls had lights on the front and back of his bike and was also wearing a helmet.

Iverson is expected to appear in court Monday. Prosecutors plan to seek bail of $150,000.

Bicyclists and friend of Nalls plan to hold a memorial ride Saturday afternoon.

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