Suspect in Road Rage Incident Against Bicyclist Arraigned
A 51-year-old Eastpointe resident was arraigned Friday for allegedly attacking a bicyclist on Harper.
A 51-year-old Eastpointe man accused of attacking a bicyclist on Harper Avenue was arraigned Friday in 40th District Court on one count of misdemeanor aggravated assault.
Craig Dunn is alleged to have attacked a bicyclist Thursday morning, striking him and causing three hairline fractures in the sinus cavity and knocking loose some of his teeth.
According to St. Clair Shores police, a 49-year-old Grosse Pointe man was riding southbound on Harper as he completed a 30-mile ride from Lake St. Clair Metropark.
Dunn is alleged to have driven behind the bicyclist south of 12 Mile, and blasted his horn and almost hit him, according to St. Clair Shores detective Margaret Eidt. The men "exchanged unpleasantries," she said.
He then pulled into a driveway, exited his vehicle, ran to the bicyclist and punched him in the head and face. He then fled the scene but was later arrested by St. Clair Shores police.
The victim was treated at Beaumont Hospital in Grosse Pointe, and will need additional medical attention, according to Eidt.
Dunn was arraigned Friday before Magistrate Mark Metry, and a plea of not guilty was entered on his behalf.
"It was quite brutal," said Eidt, during Dunn's arraignment. "It was uncalled for ... the gentleman was riding his bicycle and was attacked."
Metry set bond at $5,000, or 10 percent, which Dunn posted.