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Police: Man Drove Four Miles With Dead Bicyclist in Windshield

December 28, 1988

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) _ A motorist may have driven four miles with a dead bicyclist lodged in his broken windshield, police said.

Stanley Dobek, 74, was under investigation in the death of John R. Davis, 42, of Lake Worth, Officer Mike Smith said Tuesday. Davis was struck head-on Saturday by Dobek’s car, which was on the wrong side of the road, Smith said.

Witnesses reported that after Dobek struck Davis, he turned off his lights, accelerated and continued for about four miles with Davis’ body in the passenger seat, his legs hanging out the windshield, police said.

After Dobek arrived home, several witnesses tried to talk to him but he was incoherent and tried to push Davis’ body underneath the car, Smith said.

″We are looking at possible manslaughter charges, but we have no way of knowing that until the investigation is complete,″ police spokesman Bill Hancsak said. ″The State Attorney’s Office will make the final decision.″

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