The owner of the black Acura Integra caught on tape sideswiping two cyclists in Berkeley last week was arrested Friday afternoon in connection with the incident. The vehicle's owner, 43-year-old Michael Patrick Medaglia of Oakland was booked on charges of felony hit-run and violation of probation as well as felony possession of ammunition and heroin.
Medaglia had reported the vehicle as stolen on the day of the crash. After Oakland Police picked up the vehicle in Glenview late last week, they found the owner at the Jack London Inn holed up with his cache of heroin and ammo.
The two cyclists were banged up in the crash, suffering some abrasions and torn clothing, but they were able to walk away from the wreck that left their bikes significantly damaged. The cyclist's handlebar-mounted video of the incident has been viewed over 200,000 times since SFist first posted it.
Medaglia was booked in to Alameda County Jail and investigators are still seeking eyewitnesses and additional evidence in the case.