ARLINGTON, Texas - A driver who allegedly struck an Arlington Police Department bicycle officer early Sunday turned himself in Monday evening.
Police said Steven Turner, 37, showed up about 6 p.m. Monday at APD headquarters and was taken into custody after an interview with detectives.
Turner allegedly struck an officer working an off-duty assignment at AT&T Stadium at the KAABOO Texas festival.
According to police, the uniformed officer was riding a “marked and distinguishable bicycle with lights for night use” while responding to a call on Collins Street just before 1 a.m.
The officer was accompanied by another officer. As they crossed Collins Street near Rogers Street, one of the officers was struck by a black or dark-colored SUV with a glowing light on the dash.
The police officer was thrown off the bike. The driver of the SUV didn’t stop and continued northbound on Collins Street, police said.
The officer was treated at Medical City of Arlington and later released.
“Thankfully our officer was wearing a bicycle helmet and will be okay,” said Police Chief Will Johnson.
Police said Turner is a Lyft driver. He turned himself in after being contacted by the company and seeing the news coverage.
He has been charged with one count of failure to stop and render aid for the incident. Police said he also had misdemeanor warrants for his arrest out of Fort Worth.