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The wheels of justice...(5 posts)

The wheels of justice...Brooks
Dec 11, 2002 10:40 AM
As previously posted, last May two kids in Daddy's Audi tossed a fast food bag (with some contents) at a group ride, hitting a rider. He did not swerve into other riders and no one went down or got hurt. We got the license plate number and contacted the police. Then we saw the car parked less than a block away from the LBS at the end of the ride. Called the police again and the two guys bolted out of an apartment and were arrested. The day before court date in November (they had pleaded not guilty), the thrower changed his plea.

Here's what he got: a night in jail,$200 fine,
two months Anger Management class (at his expense), and
some probation for no further like actions. He also wrote a letter of apology. Probably the most expensive burger and fries he ever had. Sound fair to you? I think I would have added some community service picking up garbage along the road. It would be too much to ask to drag his sorry butt on a group ride for him to see what it is like.
not badmohair_chair
Dec 11, 2002 12:05 PM
At least he got to spend a night in jail. If I were the judge, I would definitely would make him pick up trash on the side of a busy road, just so he realizes how vulnerable and defenseless he is against traffic.
I vote for using the centerline of the nearest interstate. -nmSnowBlind
Dec 11, 2002 12:10 PM
Dec 11, 2002 1:46 PM
But maybe have him work sag support at some major group ride just so that every cyclist in your area knows who he is too......

Not bad at all...Gregory Taylor
Dec 11, 2002 2:25 PM
I like the night in jail bit. I can only expect that the little misdemeanant didn't sleep a wink -- hope that they actually put him in a cell with other prisoners. The Anger Management Class sounds bogus -- some time with a trashbag along your ride route would have been poetic justice.