News: Driver charged with DUI manslaughter in fatal Polk County crash

WINTER HAVEN, FL – A driver is charged with DUI manslaughter following a crash that killed a bicyclist in Polk County last week, according to The Ledger.

This is an update to a previous story.

The accident occurred last Wednesday in Winter Haven, where troopers said a bicyclist was riding on 7th Street Southwest when he was struck from behind by a sedan driven by 36-year-old Geneva Cunningham of Winter Haven. The bicyclist, 53-year-old Samuel Harris, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said Cunningham showed indications of impairment and refused a field-sobriety test, according to an arrest affidavit. She was subsequently arrested and charged. Results of a blood test were pending.

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