WAILUKU - A judge kept bail at $22,000 last week for a man charged in a hit-and-run collision in Kihei that injured a bicyclist last year.
A May 21 trial is set in 2nd Circuit Court for Glen Medeiros Jr., 43, who is also known as Peewee. He remained in custody Monday at the Maui Community Correctional Center.
Medeiros has pleaded not guilty to charges of leaving the scene of a collision involving substantial bodily injury, second-degree negligent injury, driving without a license and having no insurance.
Medeiros was charged in connection with a crash at 8:25 p.m. Aug. 28 at Piilani Highway and Mapu Place.
According to information filed in court, Medeiros was driving a green 1995 Ford Taurus south on the highway and was in the left-turn lane at Mapu Place when he disregarded the red traffic signal and began turning onto Mapu Place. The car struck a bicyclist who was in the bike lane and had a green light as he headed north toward Kahului.
After being hit, the bicyclist was thrown off the bicycle and slid 50 feet before ending up on the northeast shoulder of the intersection. Medeiros stopped, got out of the car and shouted, "I nevah see you, brah," according to court records. The bicyclist, a 49-year-old Upcountry resident, said "Please help me" before Medeiros got back into the car and drove east on Mapu Place, records show.
The bicyclist underwent several surgeries after suffering a fractured right wrist, fractured right toe and fractured left kneecap.
According to police, Medeiros said he hadn't been driving the car when he was initially questioned. But, after being arrested Feb. 27 in Kihei for unrelated warrants, Medeiros was questioned by police traffic investigator Gregg Rowe and Sgt. Jamie Becraft and admitted he had been the driver, according to court records. He told the officers he left the scene because he knew he didn't have a driver's license and the car was not insured or registered.
During a bail hearing March 5, Deputy Public Defender Wendy Hudson asked that Medeiros' bail be reduced. She said he has no prior felony convictions and wasn't a flight risk.
Deputy Prosecutor Cody Minatodani asked that bail continue, saying it had been difficult to apprehend Medeiros. He reported being homeless for the past four months.
Second Circuit Judge Joseph Cardoza kept bail at $22,000 for Medeiros.
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