Judge Rejects Plea by Road Rager Against CyclistsBy Steve Casimiro on February 15th, 2013
The driver of an SUV who relentlessly honked at and harassed two road cyclists outside Boulder, Colorado, last fall isn’t going to get off easy. James Ernst had negotiated a deal with Boulder County prosecutors to plead guilty to two counts of harassment and two counts of improper use of a horn, but Boulder County Judge Noel Blum said he would not accept the deal, that the victims had to be notified first and agree to accept the plea arrangement. To recap: Two cyclists recorded a video of Ernst driving his SUV behind them while wailing on his horn. The men put the video online, garnering lots of attention and the Colorado State Patrol tracked down Ernst and busted him for six misdemeanors. Ernst, for his part, claims that the cyclists were on a road “too narrow” for cyclists, with a double line he somehow believed he couldn’t cross, despite video evidence that shows miles of passing room. Via Boulder Daily Camera.
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