Clear Lake man arrested for allegedly crashing into a bicylist

Nicholas Horst
Nicholas Horst

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa – An arrest has been made in an incident where a bicyclist was struck by a car.

36-year-old Nicholas Dustin Horst of Clear Lake has been charged with willful injury and serious injury by vehicle.  Clear Lake police say Horst is the driver who hit Gary Beach of Clear Lake as Beach was riding his bicycle on Main Avenue on September 27.

Beach was dragged for 150 feet and was taken to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries.

Horst is accused of intentionally running into Beach and driving under the influence of drugs.

The Iowa State Patrol assisted in this investigation.

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