Driver Who Hit Cyclist Will Remain In Treatment

Posted at 5:27 PM, Jul 06, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 18:27:51-04

The driver allegedly seen in a viral video of his vehicle hitting a bicyclist appeared in court.

The video showed the driver, identified by authorities as Marshall Grant Neely, fleeing from the scene after hitting the bicyclist. It was viewed thousands of times on social media.

Neely — who pleaded guilty in that case — reportedly violated the terms of his release.

According to reports, he was out of jail awaiting his sentencing when he admitted he was drinking excessively, but he's not supposed to be drinking at all.

Authorities said Neely admitted to drinking half a pint of vodka every day for several weeks.

Friday, Neely appeared in court and conceded to the violations listed in a petition from June 27.

The judge determined he will remain in inpatient treatment until his sentencing on August 17.

Neely pleaded guilty in May to reckless aggravated assault, lying to a federal agent, and obstruction of justice.

The wreck happened in July 2017 and was captured on a helmet-mounted camera worn by the victim's cycling partner. View the video above (warning: graphic language).

Neely first said he had no idea he'd hit anyone until he saw the video. That cyclist was badly bruised from the crash.