Motorcyclist charged in skateboarder's death

27-year-old rider has long record of driving citations

Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo ofArthur Zimmerly
Clay County Sheriff's Office booking photo ofArthur Zimmerly

ORANGE PARK, Fla. – A motorcyclist Clay County deputies say was speeding in a Fleming Island neighborhood when he struck and killed a skateboarder last August has turned himself in Thursday morning.

The Clay County Sheriff's Office said Arthur Zimmerly, 27, was riding his motorcycle under the influence and going over 70 mph in a 30 mph zone early the morning of Aug. 2 when he struck 23-year-old Kyle Klocek on Bald Eagle Road.

Klocek died at the scene.

Zimmerly was airlifted to UF Health Jacksonville, where he recovered.

The Florida Highway Patrol said Zimmerly's blood test showed showed his blood-alcohol was 0.089 and 0.091 -- above the state limit.

Zimmerly's driving record includes 27 citations, including four for speeding (one was going 135 in a 70 mph zone), three for careless driving and two for reckless driving. He was also arrested once before for DUI.

Zimmerly surrendered to deputies at the Sheriff's Office on charges of vehicular homicide and DUI manslaughter. He posted $15,006 bond and is out of jail.