UPDATE: Man pleads not guilty to attempted murder in crash that injured motorcyclist

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UPDATE (5/4): Byrd pleaded not guilty Tuesday to charges of attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon other than a firearm and reckless driving with injury. He’ s held without bail and due back in court June 2.

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — A man has been arrested for attempted murder after intentionally hitting a motorcyclist with his car in South Bakersfield on Saturday, according to the Bakersfield Police Department.

The driver of the car has been identified as 29-year-old Bakersfield resident Jordi Byrd. The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. on Pacheco and South H Street. Police said the motorcyclist sustained minor injuries.

BPD says motive and other factors are still under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 661-327-7111.

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