BELFAST — An arrest has been made in a hit and run case last August in which an injured bicycle rider was left lying in a ditch on Route 3.

According to a press release Oct. 5 from Belfast Police Chief Robert Cormier, at the conclusion of the investigation this week, Zacahriah Bormet of Belmont, 23, was charged with leaving the scene of a personal injury accident and failure to report an accident. He was arrested on a warrant and arraignment is set for Dec. 9.

On Aug. 12 at approximately 10:51 p.m., Belfast Police responded to a 911 call about a bicyclist being struck by a motor vehicle in the area of 238 Belmont Ave. (Route 3). The bicyclist, Tristen Fontenelle of Searsmont, 30, was found injured on the side of the road by residents who lived in the area, heard the crash, and dialed 911.

The vehicle the struck the victim, left the scene immediately without stopping, leaving the victim lying injured in a ditch off the side of the road, according to the press release. Belfast Ambulance Service took Fontenelle to Waldo County General Hospital, where she was treated.

Following the incident, Belfast Police told the public they were looking for a possible GM model pickup truck, 2014-2018, that was missing the passenger side mirror. Police believed the passenger window was also smashed.

“After a lengthy investigation, which included several interviews, review of video surveillance recordings in the area and collecting numerous pieces of evidence, both at the scene and other locations, we eventually located the suspect vehicle, a 2014 GMC Sierra pickup truck,” Cormier said in the press release.

“The investigation and subsequent arrest were the result of excellent teamwork by several members of our agency who wanted to bring the suspect to justice for the victim who was simply trying to get home from work that night,” the chief said. “We are all glad we were able to bring this case to a close and thank anyone who assisted us with this case.”