A Perry man was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol rather than manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist.


A Perry man was convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol rather than manslaughter in the death of a bicyclist.

A Shawnee County jury decided Tuesday that the cyclist, 48-year-old Michael Anthony Ebron, contributed to his death in the June 2009 accident.

The jury convicted 46-year-old Randy L. Ledbetter of Perry of DUI in the accident on U.S. 24 in Topeka.

The Topeka Capital-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/omwUFu) that both men were drunk at the time of the accident and Ebron also had marijuana in his system.

Juror Matt Copeland said the jurors decided Ebron's conduct was a contributing factor in his death. Witnesses said Ebron didn't have any illumination on his bicycle and was riding his bike in a driving lane when he was hit.

Sentencing will be Nov. 10.