Plea Deal in Works For Atlanta Driver Accused of Running Down Cyclist


ATLANTA (AP) – A man accused of intentionally running down an Atlanta cyclist and then fleeing the scene is expected to plead guilty to some of the charges.

Beth Anne Harrill, the partner of injured cyclist Greg Germani, told WXIA-TV Monday evening that Fulton County prosecutors will ask the judge Tuesday to approve a deal to impose a lighter sentence on 20-year-old driver Joseph Lewis in exchange for pleading guilty.

Harrill says prosecutors have told the family that they are going to recommend that Lewis receive a sentence of 15 years as part of the plea agreement. Lewis is facing numerous charges, including criminal attempt to commit murder.

Germani was hospitalized for several weeks with brain trauma after witnesses told police that the driver appeared to intentionally run down Germani on June 9, dragging him about 50 feet.

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