Suspect in Houston Bicycle Hit-and-Run Death Rearrested in Austin

According to The Houston Chronicle, a woman that allegedly injured and killed a Houston bicyclist was rearrested at her twin sister’s house in Austin on April 30.

Photo of bicycle car accident

Photo of bicycle car accident

Margaret R. Mayer, who was initially arrested on February 5 and freed on a $30,000 bond, was taken into custody again for allegedly violating her bail conditions. She currently remains in Travis County Jail in Houston.

Mayer allegedly struck bicyclist Chelsea Norman around 10:20 p.m. on December 1 as she pedaled her bicycle home from work in the 1600 block of Waugh Drive in Houston. The 24-year-old bicyclist died from her injuries on December 4 at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Mayer was charged with failure to stop and render aid in an accident causing death.

As a condition of her release in February, State District Judge Brad Hart ordered that Mayer’s truck be outfitted with a device that would prevent her from driving if alcohol were detected on her breath. According to court records, she violated the conditions of bail by failing to pay $50 in fees for drug and alcohol testing and supervision.

Court records indicated that Mayer’s laboratory test on February 6 was positive for opiates (hydrocodone and hydromorphone) and benzodiazepines (Temazepam). She also admitted to using marijuana and taking Narco, a prescription pain killer.

Her next court appearance is scheduled for May 9 in the 230th State District Court.

Did a Bicycle Accident Kill Your Loved One? Our Attorney Can Offer Assistance

We have a rich tradition of bicycling in Austin. Many people take advantage of our climate and how inviting our city is to cyclists. However, motor vehicle drivers often have a difficult time paying bicyclists the respect they are due.

To schedule a free initial consultation, contact us by calling (512) 474-8346 or by submitting a case evaluation online. Our fees depend on securing compensation for you. We do not collect attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you.

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Source: http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/texas/article/Suspect-in-Montrose-bicycle-hit-and-run-death-5445336.php



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