Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Hit & Run Driver Turns Self In

A driver that struck and injured a bicyclist in Spokane Valley early Sunday morning has turned himself in to police. This article from the Spokesman-Review about the incident says it started with a disparaging remark about the driver's girlfriend.


Not said...

I'm disappointed that they decided not to arrest the driver, even though he confessed to assault with a deadly weapon.
How can we have alternatives to driving when it's perfectly alright to attack a pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist with a car?
- Ventura

SRTC Staff said...

I was surprised they did that too because they said he'd most likely be charged with assault. So why not arrest him then? Seems kind of like a slap on the wrist...

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