Tag Archives: assault

Hit & Run Skyline & Old La Honda

Update: An earlier version of this story mistakenly placed the attack on Skyline at OLH. California Highway Patrol reports a cyclist was intentionally hit by a pickup truck driver on Highway 84 heading towards the coast at Old La Honda Road in Portola Valley, California shortly after noon on Saturday, March 30 2013. The criminal read more »

Kyra Gottesman, horse trailers and bikes

Ms. Kyra Gottesman in Oroville, California writes about the challenges of pulling her horse trailer up a hilly road while trying to pass packs of recreational road cyclists.

Road Rage and Florida’s 3 foot law

Judge throws out road rage assault case against cyclist in spite of video evidence. Florida has a three foot passing law, though you wouldn’t know it from watching Ken Bereski’s video in Miami Beach.

Intentionally bumped by a car

Two years ago, the driver of a red BMW pulled up behind me, intentionally bumped my bike and ran. Santa Cruz police responded to my 911 call with admirable swiftness, but the plate number I rattled off in the heat of the moment was incorrect, so Mr. Wonderful got away. Something similar happened to Kate read more »

Jury nullification: Pat Pogan trial analysis

While reading responses to Patric Pogan’s jury trial yesterday afternoon, I learned a new phrase: jury nullification.

Patrick Pogan: Guilty. Sort of.

Update: Analysis of the verdict. The New York police officer who allegedly body slammed a cyclist during a Critical Mass ride was found guilty of falsifying his report in which he claimed he the cyclist assaulted Pogan, and Pogan merely hit back in self defense. Strangely, the jury acquitted Pogan of the assault charge, which read more »