DES MOINES, Iowa — A jury has been seated Tuesday in the trial of a man charged with killing a bicyclist.
Jonathan Leyva Rodriguez is accused of hitting the cyclist with his vehicle in August.
Police say Leyva-Rodriguez was more than three times the legal limit when he hit well-known cyclist Wade Franck, 41, last August.
Franck later died from his injuries.
Leyva-Rodriguez is charged with vehicular homicide by OWI and is pleading not guilty. If a jury of his peers finds him guilty, Leyva-Rodriguez could face up to 25 years in prison.
Selecting the jury took some time because each side interviewed potential jurors individually rather than in a large group.
The plan is to start opening arguments Wednesday morning at 9 a.m. at the Polk County Courthouse.
The trial is expected to last 10 days.