Police: Boardman man doing 'donuts' while drunk strikes bicyclis - WFMJ.com News weather sports for Youngstown-Warren Ohio

Police: Boardman man doing 'donuts' while drunk strikes bicyclist

Posted: Updated:
BOARDMAN TWP., Ohio -

A 23-year-old Boardman man is currently in the Mahoning County Jail after allegedly hitting a man on a bicycle while doing "donuts" in a mall parking lot and fleeing the scene.

Stephen Rivers is currently facing charges including aggravated vehicular assault, reckless operations, fleeing the scene of an accident, obstructing official business, having weapons while intoxicated, and OVI. 

According to police Rivers was arrested late Wednesday evening, after a victim called the police, claiming he had been hit by a truck. 

A report says that a man was on his bike in the overflow parking lot near the Southern Park Mall when he was hit by a truck that was doing "donuts" in the snow-covered lot. 

Officers say they saw the truck flee the scene. and began to follow the driver down Market Street. As they were driving, police say the truck was swerving, fishtailing, and driving in a "very reckless manner". 

According to the report, when officers finally pulled over the truck, Rivers refused to comply with officers' orders and began reaching around in the center console. 

Police say they pulled Rivers out of the truck when they noticed a heavy smell of alcohol. Rivers reportedly lost his balance and needed help from officers to stand. 

Officers say Rivers refused to tell them his name saying "I can't give you that information. It's confidential." 

A report says he then yelled "Youn can't search my vehicle without a warrant. You don't have my permission."

Police say they were able to identify Rivers through previous booking photos. 

Rivers has two previous convictions for OVI. 

While he was being booked, Rivers reportedly told police "I can't talk about anything until I talk with my attorney. This is the same ****  as last time." 

Police say while they were searching River's truck after the arrest they found several open battles of Captain Morgan Long Island Iced Tea, as well as a loaded handgun. 

Rivers is currently in the Mahoning County Jail on a $12,750 bond. 

  • More From wfmj.comHot ClicksMore>>

  • Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

    Trump says he doesn't think personal lawyer will 'flip'

    Sunday, April 22 2018 10:27 AM EDT2018-04-22 14:27:01 GMT
    (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's person...(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File). FILE - In a Monday, April 16, 2018, file photo, Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, center, leaves federal court, in New York. Federal prosecutors said they can give President Donald Trump's person...
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.More >>
    President Donald Trump says he doesn't expect personal lawyer Michael Cohen to "flip" as the government investigates Cohen's business dealings.More >>
  • Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Thousands sing 'Happy Birthday' to Queen Elizabeth II

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:37 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:37:15 GMT
    (Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.(Toby Melville/Pool Photo via AP). Britain's Queen Elizabeth raises her glass during speeches at The Queen's Dinner, during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting at Buckingham Palace in London, Thursday, April 19, 2018.
    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.More >>
    Queen Elizabeth II is marking her 92nd birthday with a star-studded concert in London.More >>
  • FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    FAA orders more engine inspections after Southwest accident

    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:16 AM EDT2018-04-22 13:16:06 GMT
    (NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...(NTSB via AP). National Transportation Safety Board investigators examine damage to the engine of the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport in Philadelphia on Tuesday, April 17, 2018. The Southwes...
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
    The manufacturer of the jet engine involved in a fatal Southwest Airlines accident Tuesday wants more jets to be inspected for potential problems.More >>
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms