Harry James Kearse Jr. (Credit: Gwinnett County Sheriff's Office)

Gwinnett man gets prison time for running down bicyclist with car

A Gwinnett County man was sentenced this week to serve a year in prison for purposefully running down a bicyclist with his car.

According to information released by the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office, Harry James Kearse Jr. was pulling out of a Duluth business on April 21, 2014, when he blocked the path of the bicyclist. 

Kearse and the bicyclist argued before the bicyclist continued down the road. 

Kearse, however, followed in his car, "intentionally drove off of the roadway," hit the bicyclist and drove off. A witness, however, reported his license plate number, authorities said. 

Kearse was sentenced to serve a year in prison and nine more on probation. 

The bicyclist "sustained an injury to his leg," authorities said.

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