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Driver arrested in St. Johns Bridge bike crash

Portland police have arrested a 58-year-old Hillsboro man on drunk-driving charges after a Friday evening collision on the St. Johns Bridge that injured a 23-year-old bicycle rider.

Police said Stephen Varney Schwartz was charged with driving under the influence of intoxicants, reckless driving, third-degree assault and third-degree criminal mischief.

James Fallon-Cote of North Portland was injured at about 6:22 p.m. when the bike he was riding west across the bridge was struck by a truck driven by Schwartz. The collision knocked Fallon-Cote onto the hood and windshield of the truck.

He was treated at a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.