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Police: Car in Alexander Valley hit-and-run cyclist crash found

The car being driven in the hit-and-run collision June 29 that seriously injured professional cyclist Michael Torckler was found Monday in Rohnert Park.

The 1996 Honda Accord driven by Arthur Yu, 36, of Rohnert Park, was found at the intersection of Hudis Street and Hillview Way after a citizen called Rohnert Park Police and reported the car had been there for about three weeks.

Yu, who is accused of stealing the car from his father, also faces charges of felony hit-and-run and reckless driving. The four felonies could put him in prison for nearly a decade.

Yu also was charged with a misdemeanor count of driving on a suspended license and was being investigated for a possible fifth charge of drunken driving.

Torckler, a native of New Zealand who had been training in Santa Rosa for about two weeks prior to the collision, suffered about 15 facial fractures, a fractured left arm and right hand. He was released from the acute rehabilitation center at Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital July 11.


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