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Laguna Beach driver suspected of hitting bicyclist and trying to hit another, police say

Laguna Beach driver suspected of hitting bicyclist and trying to hit another, police say
Kevin O’Neill of Laguna Beach was arrested Saturday on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, police said. (Courtesy of Laguna Beach Police Department)

A 53-year-old man was arrested in Laguna Beach on Saturday on suspicion of hitting a bicyclist with his car two days earlier and trying to hit another, police said.

Laguna Beach police responded to a report of a disturbance at 9:42 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Bluebird Canyon Road and South Coast Highway.

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Witnesses told officers that a motorist struck a man riding a bicycle. When confronted by another bicyclist, the driver tried to run him over and then drove off, police said. The condition of the man who was hit wasn't known.

Detectives got a description of the motorist and identified a possible suspect, whom witnesses picked out in a photo lineup, police said.

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Officers pulled over Kevin O'Neill of Laguna Beach on Saturday and arrested him on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the case.

O'Neill was booked into the Theo Lacy jail in Orange with bail set at $25,000, according to jail records.

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