A 21-year-old Wellesley man accused of hitting a bicyclist and fleeing the scene while driving under the influence pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Monday, according to the Norfolk District Attorney’s office.
Connor Campanelli was arraigned in Dedham District Court on charges of operating under the influence (and negligently, causing serious bodily injury), leaving the scene of a personal injury collision, negligent operation of a motor vehicle, speeding, and failure to keep right, authorities said.
Campanelli is accused of hitting a 47-year-old bicyclist on Friday at 6:12 p.m., according to the D.A.’s office. A witness told police that Campanelli was driving south on Hampshire Road when he collided with the bicyclist head-on, The Boston Globe reported. The victim, a Framingham man, was reportedly unconscious, but authorities have determined that his injuries aren’t considered to be life-threatening.
Police said that Campanelli voluntarily came to the police station following the crash, the Globe reported.
Campanelli was released on $3,000 bail, authorities said. He was ordered to refrain from driving or using alcohol and drugs, and is subject to random testing.
Campanelli is expected back in court on April 21.