Cyclist struck, driver arrested in Niagara on the Lake

Niagara Regional Police responded just before 7:20pm Sunday  to a report of a cyclist having been struck by an SUV in the area of Lakeshore Road and Townline Road in Niagara on the Lake. The SUV had left the scene. Officers found a 40-year-old male cyclist being treated by Niagara EMS paramedics for a serious injury.   The man was transported to an out of region hospital for further care. Police determined that a Jeep was travelling on Townline Road when it suddenly collided with the cyclist who was travelling on Lakeshore Road at the intersection. The cyclist fell from his bicycle onto the roadway.  The driver continued along Lakeshore Road, returned through the scene, and then left the area.   While officers were investigating the collision the driver returned to the scene on foot.   Officers formed grounds to believe the driver had consumed alcohol and the driver was arrested. 50 year old Amanda M. Boyle of St. Catharines has been arrested and charged with impaired operation of a motor vehicle – cause bodily harm. Boyle was later released on a Form 10 Undertaking with a future court date.  The Jeep has been impounded.  She has been issued an Administrative Driver’s Licence Suspension, which is issued to everyone charged with similar driving offences.  The ADLS prohibits Boyle from operating a motor vehicle for 90 days from date it was issued.