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MISSOULA - A 21-year-old Missoula man is accused of driving drunk, striking a bicyclist and leaving the scene of the accident.

Christopher Robert Patterson was charged Tuesday with negligent vehicular assault and failure to remain at an accident scene.

Prosecutors say he had a blood alcohol level of 0.165 percent - more than twice the legal limit for driving - when he hit a cyclist near the University of Montana early Tuesday morning. Charging documents say Patterson told police he hit a rock and then began complaining about cyclists without lights.

The cyclist was treated at a nearby hospital and has since been released.

Police say Patterson acknowledged the collision and seeing the victim lying on the side of the road in his rear-view mirror.

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