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Update May 31: The follow up (brief) reports are out and all note that 76-year-old Deputy James Foster will not face charges.
The reason being appears to be that bike rider, 27-year-old James Lutz, was wearing dark clothes. There was no mention if Lutz had a rear reflector and front light as required by South Carolina law.
Lutz is said to be in "fair condition."
First reporting May 30: A 27-year-old cyclist has been hospitalized after being struck on Ashley River Road at Ashley Hall Road by an on-duty Charleston County sheriff's deputy.
The condition of the biker is not yet available, but The Post and Courier has the most complete coverage of Sunday evening's incident.
Live 5 News also has a similar brief.
In South Carolina, the law requires that motorists are required to give bike riders five feet of clearance; however, cyclists are required to ride in the same direction of traffic and use a light at night. None of these types of details about this morning's collision are known yet.
You can expect more coverage on this, and we'll keep you current.