Has anyone reading here had an opportunity to read the police report for this collision, or have links to local news stories that may have been written about the collision? I'm wondering why, aside from an apparently incorrect conclusion on the troopers' part that the cyclist wasn't riding far enough to the right side of the road, the trooper didn't find that conditions called for the driver to be cited for colliding with someone the driver approached from behind. In addition to the story on the court outcome, following the link in the OP's post leads to a piece by By Gary Harty: 'Cycling Law and the Roadways', in which, among other things, he says (fourth paragraph down),
"...And as I sat through the continuing examinations and cross examinations, I thought of the “common sense” notions that I believed should be the foundation of law. As a new driver, I learned from Denver Police Officers that if a driver ran into the car in front of them there would be a presumption of guilt found upon the trailing driver. ..."