Man Who Hit RAGBRAI Cyclist Was Drunk

By Sarah Beckman |

Published 07/27 2016 03:00PM

Updated 07/27 2016 05:50PM

SHENANDOAH - According to Iowa State Patrol, the man who hit a RAGBRAI cyclist on the first day of the race was intoxicated.

55-year-old Danny Cardin, of Homer, Louisiana, was charged and arrested on July 24th for serious injury by vehicle and leaving the scene of a serious injury accident.

Two days later, after blood test results came back, Cardin was also charged with operating while intoxicated: his blood alcohol content at the time of the crash was 0.161, more than twice the legal limit in Iowa.

Cardin allegedly hit James Foley, of Jacksonville, Florida, when Foley was sleeping in a tent at the 59er Motel and Campgrounds Sunday night. Cardin was driving in a pickup truck hauling a trailer when he went off the driveway and hit Foley around 11:30 p.m., according to an Iowa State Patrol report. 

Foley is now in stabile condition at Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha.



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