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Scott County prosecutors have added two more severe charges against the man who allegedly struck and killed 40-year-old Alex Marietta as he rode his bicycle June 3 at Kimberly Road and Davenport Avenue.

Bobby Fitzgerald Hunt Jr., 33, is now also charged with homicide by vehicle-driving under the influence. The charge is a Class B felony under Iowa law that carries a prison sentence of 25 years.

Hunt is also now charged with operating while intoxicated-third offense, a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of five years.

He remains charged with homicide by vehicle-reckless driving, a Class C felony that carries a prison sentence of 10 years, and leaving the scene of an accident causing death, a Class D felony.

According to the arrest affidavits filed in Scott County District Court filed June 28 by Davenport Police Officer Luke Figie, Hunt’s blood alcohol content at the time he was taken into custody was .131. The legal limit of blood alcohol in Iowa is .08.Th

When officers arrested Hunt at his residence, an apartment at 4323 N. Division St., there was a strong odor of alcohol that grew stronger as he talked with officers. Hunt was unable to complete the standard field sobriety tests because of him running from officers and resisting arrest.

In a post-Miranda interview, Hunt admitted to being the driver of the Chevrolet Tahoe that struck Marietta.

Hunt was arrested Friday on the new charges. During a first appearance Friday in Scott County District Court, District Associate Judge Cheryl Traum set Hunt’s bond at $50,000, cash-only, and scheduled a preliminary hearing on the new charges for July 16 in District Court.

Davenport Police said Marietta, of Geneseo, was riding his bicycle southbound on Davenport Avenue at 3:02 p.m. when he was struck by a red Chevrolet Tahoe driven by Hunt. Hunt failed to stop for a red light while traveling westbound on Kimberly Road.

Hunt then fled the scene in the Tahoe.

Marietta managed Aquatic Environments, 730 E. Kimberly Road, the fish and aquarium store owned by his brother, Adam Marietta.

An avid cyclist, Alex Marietta had just left work when he was struck.

Original Story (June 9, 2021):https://bikeiowa.com/News/9051


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