The video above originally aired in July 2016, shortly after the fatal hit-and-run.
WILLIAMBURG, Brooklyn — Just shy of four months since a bicyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Williamsburg an arrest has been made in the case investigators say was an intentional attack against the cycling advocate, police said.
Juan Maldonado, 56, of Brooklyn, was arraigned Tuesday on an eight-count indictment in the death of Matthew Von Ohlen, the Brooklyn District Attorney's office said.
Maldonado is charged with second-degree manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide and leaving the scene of an accident. His bail has been set at $100,000 and he faces up to 15 years in prison, if convicted of the top count.
Von Ohlen, 35, was riding in the bike lane along Grand Street, approaching Graham Avenue, when he was hit by the driver of a Chevy Camaro sedan who, after striking the Queens resident about 2:30 a.m. on July 2, sped away from the scene.
Officers arrived to find Von Ohlen suffering from severe trauma and rushed him to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Soon after, police released photos of the car involved in the crime: a Chevy Camaro with tinted windows and gold New York State license plates.
Police said they received tips from the public and Moldonado, who was allegedly behind the wheel, was arrested "pursuant to an arrest warrant indictment."
Investigators believe Maldonado intentionally struck Von Ohlen, because the driver allegedly swerved into the bike lane where the victim was riding, sped through a red light then struck Von Ohlen's bike from behind, causing the victim to fall, the DA's office said.
Maldonado allegedly then ran over Von Ohlen and dragged him some 20 feet as he sped away. Surveillance cameras captured part of the incident.
"This was not an accident, but rather a reckless act for which we intent to hold this defendant accountable," Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said in a statement.
Von Ohlen was a co-founder of Bikestock, which operates "vending machine repair hubs" in Manhattan and Brooklyn for cyclists in need of an on-the-go repair, extra air in their tires or, even, a bite of chocolate. He was a mixologist at the speakeasy-style cocktail bar Apotheke in Manhattan's Chinatown.
In a tweet Tuesday morning, Bikestock praised the NYPD for its work tracking down a suspect in the case.
"Shoutout to @NYPD90Pct for their work in arresting the person responsible for Matt's death," the tweet read. "Justice will be served."