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Driver arrested on suspicion of DWI in PedalPub crash

Mershon Corbett (Photo ctsy Hennepin Co. Sheriff via KSTP)

MINNEAPOLIS — The driver who allegedly rear-ended a PedalPub Wednesday night was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and criminal vehicular injury, according to police.

Twelve people were injured when, police say, 35-year-old Mershon Corbett drove into the back of the PedalPub on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge over the Mississippi River.

Eight of the 12 people injured were treated at a hospital and released; the other four remained at Hennepin County Medical Center in satisfactory condition Thursday afternoon, an HCMC spokesperson said. None have life-threatening injuries.

Corbett was booked into the Hennepin County jail; he has not been charged.

The Twin Cities PedalPub was heading south toward downtown Minneapolis on the Hennepin Avenue Bridge just before 10 p.m. when it was rear-ended by a Chevrolet Monte Carlo, according to a Minneapolis police spokesman.

The PedalPub tipped over and several of its riders were pinned beneath it. Passers-by lifted the vehicle back onto its wheels, freeing the riders.

Pedal-powered bars operated by the same company were involved in high-profile May attacks by bicyclists hurling water balloons and wielding water guns.

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