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Injured cyclist leaves hospital

Published: Feb. 14, 2012 at 4:50 PM CST|Updated: Feb. 20, 2012 at 9:38 AM CST
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Danny Morris is wheeled from the hospital to a van to take him home.
Danny Morris is wheeled from the hospital to a van to take him home.

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Friends of an injured cyclist said he no longer has to wake up in hospital and is now recovering at home.

Danny Morris was hit by a car last month on Perkins Road.

The Baton Rouge Police Department said the man who hit Morris and killed another cyclist, Nathan Crowson, had a blood-alcohol level nearly four times the legal limit.

Authorities said Joseph Branch had a .307 percent blood alcohol content at the time of the crash.

The legal limit in Louisiana is a blood alcohol content of .08 percent.

Branch, 28, was charged with second offense DWI and vehicular homicide.

According to police, Crowson and Morris were riding bikes in the 6100 block of Perkins Road when they were hit from behind by a vehicle around 8:45 p.m.

Crowson was pronounced dead at the scene.

He left behind a 5-year-old daughter named Katherine.

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