Watertown Man Convicted For Hitting Bicyclist

(Watertown) A Watertown man facing felony charges for leaving the scene after striking a bicyclist with his car was convicted Thursday. Jacob Lynch pled no contest to reduced misdemeanor charges of Hit and Run, Causing Injury While Under The Influence and Causing Injury While Operating With a Prohibited Alcohol Content. Watertown police responded to North Fourth East Green streets in July to find a man was lying on the ground in a large pool of blood. His bicycle was completely mangled. A tip led police to Lynch who was leaving a Watertown bar when he was confronted. Lynch at first denied driving but then told officers that he believed he had struck a trash can. The 24-year-old was sentenced to 90 days in jail with work release privileges.