A 19-year-old Oakland woman was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence after a vehicle she was driving struck a bicyclist in Fairfield this morning, according to Fairfield police. April Rooks was arrested after police responded at about 9 a.m. to a report of a vehicle striking a bicyclist in the 1600 block of Kidder Avenue, police said. Arriving officers and medical personnel found the vehicle and injured bicyclist on the front yard of 1601 Kidder Ave., according to police. The vehicle was occupied by three females between the ages of 17 and 21 years old. Two of the occupants, including Rooks who was driving, were believed to be under the influence of alcohol. Investigators believe the vehicle, a 1991 Ford Mustang, was traveling east on East Travis Boulevard, and Rooks turned left onto Kidder Avenue when she lost control of the vehicle, which struck the curb, police said. The driver apparently over corrected and turned sharply, striking the bicyclist who was riding south on Kidder Avenue. The bicyclist was thrown onto the hood of the vehicle, shattering the windshield, according to police. The bicyclist, a 39-year-old Fairfield man, and a passenger were taken by ambulance to a local hospital, police said. The bicyclist suffered a scalp and shoulder injury, and was treated and released, according to police. The passenger complained of neck pain, but an update to her injury was not immediately available, police said. Rooks was arrested and booked into Solano County Jail for driving under the influence and causing injury, according to police.
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