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Old 05-01-09, 08:54 PM   #1
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TX cyclist hit by twice convicted DUI drunk driver last night 4/30

Driver was arrested at the scene, making this his THIRD DUI ARREST! Cyclist, a well known mountain biker in the DFW area was hit off the side of the road as he was helping another cyclist with a mechanical issue. Drunk Driver blew a .12. He is also blind in one eye. Questionable if he even had a drivers license.



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Swelling on brain, a drain may be added to reduce pressure.
Spine fractures
Tube inserted into lung(s) to drain off fluid
Punctured lung (s)
Fractured ribs
Fractured pelvis
Lacerated liver

Sheriff and Celina police were at accident site, driver of car was cuffed and hauled off but it is unknown of charges yet, care flight was used, accident occured while MTB was on side of road and off bike talking with another cyclist, not sure who the other cyclist is yet.

One BIG thing was, the "Road I.D." that Mike was wearing was crucial in identifying Mike, and his emergency contact info.

Prayers, thoughts, karma, good wishes of your preferred method are appreciated.

And if you don't wear RoadID or some kind of dog-tag, please get one.
http://www.celinarecord.com/articles...d/news/842.txt

Two bicyclists paused on the side of County Road 86 near Celina on Thursday. Their rest stop became an accident scene when a pickup truck hit one of the cyclists.

Careflite took cyclist, Michael Bohn, of Celina to an area hospital. The other bicyclist was uninjured.

Oscar Brooks, 76, of Celina, driver of the truck, was arrested and charged with intoxication assault. He was taken to Collin Couunty jail.
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Old 05-02-09, 07:34 AM   #2
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For budgetary and other reasons, many states, including California and Texas in particular, are trying to reduce the sizes of their prison populations. This does not bode well for those of us who strongly advocate locking up drunk drivers, especially for second and subsequent offenses, for extended periods of time. As a society, we are still far too tolerant of drunk drivers, and we need to find the political will to save their future victims.
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He should be done for attempted murder tbh.
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does texas have a three strikes law?
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does texas have a three strikes law?
I hope a drunk does not have to strike three cyclists before they put a bullet in his/her head.

Sorry, I just couldn't resist the play on words.

Here in New Orleans, where drinking in public is legal and alcoholic beverages are handed to motorists from drive-thru windows, I am always looking over my shoulder (helmet mirror) and doing whatever it takes to minimize being overtaken from behind. This story added a new tactic to my bag of tricks: If I am fixing a flat roadside, from now on I shall be sure to keep one of our huge hundred year old oak trees between myself and approaching traffic. This is NOT a joke. I WILL do that from now on!
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