Troopers: Cyclist hit by drunk driver in Lexington

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LEXINGTON, N.C. — A Thomasville man was charged with driving while intoxicated after troopers said he hit a cyclist Tuesday in Davidson County.

According to a spokesperson with the State Highway Patrol, Samuel Thomas Gray, 29, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.14 when he hit Joshua Perry with a 2008 Toyota pickup truck about 4 miles north of Lexington on U.S. 29/Business I-85 North around 3 p.m. Tuesday.

Perry, 28, of Idaho, was taken to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, where he remained in critical condition as of Wednesday afternoon.

Gray has been charged with DWI, failure to maintain lane control, having an open container, and transporting spirituous liquor.

Another vehicle traveling behind Gray was hit by debris from the bicycle and stopped at the scene.  It was not clear how much damage was caused to the vehicle, but the driver was not charged.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.

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