Man on bike hit by woman leaving from job at bar

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

After the impact of being hit by a Ford pickup, Jonathan Dugas is recuperating at Maury Regional Hospital with his pelvis fractured in three places, head injuries, torn ligaments, and gashes all over his legs.

Saturday night, police were dispatched to Old Belfast Rd. near house number 1240 where they found the victim lying face down in the ditch and unresponsive.

Police noticed a purse and wallet, which contained the driver's license of Sandi M. Scarfone. The victim was transported to Maury Regional Hospital ER by Marshall County E.M.S.

According to a witness, a gray pickup pulled out of Finish Line Bar & Grill heading toward the bypass. The witness saw something "fly" from the driver's side of the pickup, and as the witness drove down the road, he had to swerve to miss a bike lying on the side of the road.

At this time the gray pickup was leaving the area at a high rate of speed. The witness found the victim and called for help.

Police located Scarfone at her residence and took her to the Police Department. She waived her rights, stating she was willing to discuss what happened.

Scarfone stated she was leaving work at Finish Line Bar & Grill around 12:45am. She said she "didn't think he went under my truck" and she did not think she hit someone.

Police photographs of her pickup revealed a portion of the driver's side bumper torn off.

Scarfone was taken to the Marshall County Sheriff's Office and charged with attempted vehicular homicide, failure to report an accident, and leaving the scene of an accident. Bond was set at $31,000 and the pending court date is Nov. 13.

Further police investigation showed the victim was found approximately 50 feet from the point of impact. The investigation is continuing.