Don Broderick, the Fox News Channel news writer accused of hitting a cyclist in Central Park earlier this month, dragging him four blocks, and fleeing the scene, has been arrested, according to an NYPD spokeswoman. Updated below
Update: Broderick was arrested on June 12 by the NYPD and charged with leaving the scene of an accident that involved an injury—a misdemeanor offense punishable by up to a year in jail, according to an NYPD spokesman. (For the record: We called the NYPD yesterday to ask for an update on the case and were told that no arrests had been made at that time. But a spokesman insisted today that Broderick was arrested last week.) Calls to the Manhattan district attorney's office were not immediately returned.
Broderick was not jailed—he was arrested with a desk appearance ticket, meaning he is free, without having to post bail, until his arraignment.
NOTE: This post has been corrected to reflect that leaving the scene of an accident with a "personal injury," with which Broderick was charged, is a misdemeanor. Leaving the scene of an accident with a "serious physical injury" is a felony; the NYPD initially described the charge as "leaving the scene of an accident with an injury," and we were briefly confused as to whether it constituted a misdemeanor or felony charge.