The man accused of driving off after striking a bicyclist has a lengthy criminal record, including child endangerment, OWI, assault and a driving-while-barred arrest.

After the hit-and-run accident that injured Gregary Wade Franck Sunday morning, a witness saw the license plate on the 2007 Chevy Equinox that hit Franck and two other bikers.

Gregory Strub, age 41, had pain to his elbow and an injury to his left calf. Julee Peterson, 40, had pain in her back and road rash on her legs.

The plate belonged to a vehicle that was registered to a woman who lives at 436 3rd Street in West Des Moines. That's where, about 20 minutes after the accident, officers found the SUV they believe was involved in the hit-and-run.

A female who answered the door directed officers to Jonathan Leyva Rodriguez, who was taking a shower.

Rodriguez's driver's license has been barred since March of last year until March of 2017. He is required to have an ignition interlock device in his vehicle.


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