William Offinga

William Offinga, jail booking photo

WASHINGTON COUNTY, OR (KPTV) – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says it has arrested a wanted hit-and-run driver who slammed into a cyclist near Forest Grove and flipped the cyclist off as he drove away.

William Offinga, 55, was arrested Thursday and is facing one count of reckless driving and one count of felony hit-and-run related to the incident. The sheriff’s office says Offinga hit the cyclist on Hillside Road in rural Washington County around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Witnesses told law enforcement the man was driving a newer Mercedes convertible and hit the cyclist on the shoulder of the road. The man on the bike had stopped and was looking at a map when he was hit near the road’s intersection with Clapshaw Hill Road, according to deputies.

Investigators say Offinga made no attempt to stop or check on the bicyclist and gave him “the finger” as he left the scene.

The sheriff’s office says several tips led detectives to Offinga’s home outside Forest Grove. Law enforcement served a search warrant at the home and located a car matching witnesses’ descriptions with damage consistent with a crash. Offinga was booked into the Washington County Jail.

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