Arrest Made in Hit-Skip that Hurt Officer
Gary Fury, 54, of Berea.
CLEVELAND — A man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run accident that severed the leg of and hospitalized an off-duty police officer.
According to the Cleveland Division of Police, Gary Fury, 54, was arrested for aggravated vehicular assault and hit-skip at 10 a.m. on Monday at his home in Berea.
At the time of this report, Fury was being held in the Division’s Central Prison Unit awaiting charges.
Robert Bielak, 46, of Michigan, had pulled his motorcycle to the side of I-71 on Tuesday when he was slammed by a car at highway speed.
On Friday, Bielak’s condition was downgraded from fair to critical because of complications following surgery.
Ginger Bielak, the officer’s wife, said on Sunday her husband had not experienced any significant improvement, but that doctors had started to lower his sedation to start waking him up.
He still did not respond by command and was 100% reliant on the ventilator, Ginger told Fox 8 News.
The Cleveland Police Patrolman’s Association set up a fund to support Bielak.
Donations may be made at the Cleveland Police Credit Union, located at 2301 Payne Avenue in Cleveland.
Checks should be made payable to the Officer Robert Bielak Fund.
At the time of the accident, Bielak was passing through Cleveland on an annual trip to visit friends in Vermont.