Driver High When He Struck Cyclist, Police Say

A bicyclist was rushed to Southampton Hospital on Thursday afternoon after being struck by a vehicle whose driver, police said, was high on an unspecified drug at the time.

The driver, James M. Bayrami, 25, of Sag Harbor was arraigned in East Hampton Town Justice Court on Friday morning on a charge of driving while intoxicated on drugs.

Based on statements made in court on Friday, Mr. Bayrami had been headed south on Route 114 near Goodfriend Drive in East Hampton at about 3 p.m. when his Ford moved onto the road shoulder and struck Steven Ramirez, 26, whose address was not immediately available.

Police arrested Mr. Bayrami and charged him with driving while intoxicated. They have not said was the alleged substance was. At police headquarters, Mr. Bayrami allegedly refused to submit to a blood test.

Mr. Ramirez, 26, sustained what appeared to be serious, though not life-threatening injuries. His condition could not be learned on Friday.