Bradenton man drives drunk, bicyclist dies

A Bradenton man has been charged with driving under the influence after he hit and killed a bicyclist Sunday night, according to a Florida Highway Patrol report.

Around 8 p.m., Eric Brenner, 30, was driving eastbound in the left lane of Cortez Road West just before 102 Street West. Daniel Lord, 67, of Bradenton, was riding his bike southeast across Cortez Road West, heading into the eastbound lanes, according to the report.

The front of Brenner’s Jeep hit the right side of Lord, according to the report. Lord was transferred to Blake Medical Center but died of his injuries.

In the alcohol-related incident, Brenner was wearing a seat belt and was not injured. Lord was not wearing a helmet.