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mtbRIDER February 6th, 2014 3:04am

18yo female high on meth hits & kills a 21yo cyclist this past Sunday and flees the scene. She's released (not bailed) from jail today bc tox reports are weeks away from being processed. Is our system messed up? FYI, I ride on this road 3-4x /wk :(

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
02/08/14 6:46 am

It sucks, but it happens all the time.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
02/07/14 11:57 pm

It sounds like they're acting like it matters whether she had drugs in her system. Why? A crappy driver is a crappy driver whether it's as simple as that or whether they're sleepy, high, or drunk. If she hit the guy, she's guilty. Done.

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Alkan
02/06/14 9:40 am

System sucks, but we don't know if she's high on meth without the reports.

TomM
02/06/14 7:20 am

I can understand the emotional effect for you but the decision to keep a person in jail should in my opinion not be based on emotions. If the person is unlikely to cause further harm there's no reason to keep him.

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/06/14 7:52 am

Just wondering... Are you suggesting that she be free until the investigators have completed the investigation and re-arrest her -or- she should simply just walk from everything?

TomM
02/06/14 11:47 am

As long as they investigate. If guilty she has to go to prison or whatever the verdict is.

TomM
02/06/14 11:50 am

I'm against keeping people in jail if there's no reasonable reason to believe they are committing new crime. Jails are full of people just waiting to go to court. If there's a risk she will drive then keep her car and give her house arrest.

TomM
02/06/14 11:51 am

And thanks for the clarification. It seemed obvious to me but you couldn't know and I can see you could read it opposite.

Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/06/14 7:11 am

See? now if so many of us know the system sucks then why can't we get it fixed?

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Whichendisup uniquely unoriginal
02/06/14 7:13 am

Because, as another poll discussed, our choices at the polling booth are many times restricted to the lesser of two evils instead of actual approval. Now I'm gonna stomp away....

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/06/14 6:58 am

System Sucks.
Unfortunately-this example is one of many.

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/06/14 6:57 am

Two young males racing cars.
One dead cyclist.
One illegal driving bakery truck, Pacific Coast Hghway
Two dead professors on bicycles.
I was late to meet up w them.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/06/14 8:00 am

I have no words for this... It just makes me angry.

doctalk not all who wander r lost
02/06/14 1:39 pm

Yes. Anger at a community that threatens what bicyclist stands for. Health. Efficiency. Sustainability.

RichardRahl1 Jesus is King
02/06/14 2:24 am

The system sucks, but you fucking bicyclists should stay off our roads!!!

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OldLady
02/06/14 8:19 am

Murf really.. Your road? I pay taxes for that road too

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/06/14 10:08 am

But rider is one of those riders :(

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/06/14 8:01 am

Nope, not this one. She will be re-arrested soon.

fredd TrumpLand
02/06/14 12:15 am

Yeah this kind of thing puts me off cycling.

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bMyComrade Stumptown
02/05/14 11:25 pm

I'll keep you in my thoughts, be careful on your rides!

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Kay41 the Midwest
02/05/14 8:44 pm

How very sad! :(

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
02/05/14 8:35 pm

Gosh, how awful. Please be careful out there!

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mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/05/14 8:28 pm

I wasn't able to make it this morning, but over 200 cyclist rode to where he was killed to set up the ghost bike this morning. Very sad stuff. I ride this road a lot, so this was very chilling. :(

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/05/14 8:29 pm

It could have been you!

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/05/14 8:17 pm

Rider - you post two polls in 5 minutes. Gotta tell ya - whatever you do - do not apply for a job at the California Tourism and Travel board

:).

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/05/14 8:18 pm

I'd be ecstatic with an empty California... Sign me up for that position ASAP! :)

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/05/14 8:21 pm

I'm getting tired of all the dumb people around here too. These sorts of things are becoming all too common. :(

chickencookie Jihad Joe
02/05/14 8:24 pm

Thats the problem. The dumb people are all over. Its like a zombie apocalypse

inge MIA
02/05/14 8:45 pm

Yes! Empty out So Cal a bit and I will move back!

inge MIA
02/05/14 8:06 pm

Please be careful out there. One of my good friends was hit in that same area on his bike and luckily had little injury...the self absorbed jerk was texting and ran right into him.

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/05/14 8:09 pm

Yep, this is some scary stuff, but just about everything has its risk. I definitely do what I can to keep the odds in my favor though.

inge MIA
02/05/14 8:11 pm

It's preventable though, that's what pisses me off. he biked from Big Bear to Florida and was fine, comes home, and bam. It really gets me going when this topic is brought up, if you couldn't tell :)

mtbRIDER Gone riding...
02/05/14 8:12 pm

You and me both!

FIAT2LUX On Planet Earth
02/05/14 10:04 pm

It is REALLY annoying. It also seems that many motorists fail to respect cyclists much at all.