Man faces felony charges for bicycle hit-and-run


66-year-old Akiyoshi Kakazu faces three felony and three misdemeanor charges after he was involved in a hit-and-run collision between a bicycle and a vehicle on Saturday after midnight.

According to a magistrate’s report, the victim was taken to the hospital after complaining of pain, but his condition is unknown.

A witness alleged that Kakazu fled the scene; however, court documents say that the car was found around 1 am near the area.

According to records, police also stated that the car was still running.

Court documents add that the man, who was later identified to be Kakazu, was visibly confused and disoriented and unable to maintain his balance as he got out of the car.

Kakazu also declared that he was drunk upon his arrest and continued to say he was intoxicated.

In a statement to PNC, Eric Tydingco–Guam Cycling Federation President says, “We hope that motorists share the road with cyclists, and when approaching a cyclist to pass safely to the left with at least a full 6 feet of clearance. And if the driver accidentally hits the cyclist, we would hope that the person would stop and try to lend aid or call emergency responders. with so many more cyclists riding these days, that person who gets hit is likely to be someone you or a friend knows. Aside from being illegal, driving off and not helping after hitting a cyclist is inhumane.”

Kakazu is charged with vehicular negligence, vehicular negligence with blood alcohol content, and leaving the scene of an accident with injuries as 3rd-degree felonies and driving while impaired, driving while impaired with blood alcohol content as a misdemeanor and leaving the scene of an accident with property damage as a petty misdemeanor.

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Jannette Samson is a broadcast reporter for the Pacific News Center. Her beats are lifestyle, tourism, and crime, among others. Aside from being a reporter, she is also PNC's social media and web editor. You can sometimes hear her reporting the latest headlines for you on Sorensen Media Group's radio stations and on K57. Some of Jannette's passions include art, beauty, and blogging. She paints, creates prints, and dabbles in various art media in her free time. Jannette is also a self-taught makeup artist. In addition to that, she is a visual artist. Her artwork was featured in many art exhibitions and galleries in Guam such as Imbentibu Famalao'an I at the Castro Art Gallery; Imbentibu Famalao'an II and Body Beautiful at the Lees-Reyes Art Gallery; the 2020 University of Guam Undergraduate Exhibition; and the Annual Research Conference Art Exhibition at the Isla Center for the Arts.