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    Sports celeb confronts cyclist, brouhaha ensues

    Most of you have never heard of Shane Warne, but he is (or was) a giant star in the world of international cricket. And a bike hater, it seems.....

    http://m.smh.com.au/drive/motor-news...118-1q5q2.html

    http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/entert...-1226248208961



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    Pity - I've always been a Warne fan.

    No longer.

    But I don't understand why the police aren't doing anything.
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    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
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    What a dick.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    What a dick.
    Which one, the cyclist or the driver?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    Which one, the cyclist or the driver?
    You have to ask? I can think of no acceptable reason to run your car over the front wheel of a cyclist. Even if the cyclist did everything Warne said he did. To me that constitutes assault with a deadly weapon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DGlenday View Post
    Pity - I've always been a Warne fan.

    No longer.

    But I don't understand why the police aren't doing anything.
    Agree

    Quote Originally Posted by BluesDawg View Post
    What a dick.
    That too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOS88 View Post
    You have to ask? I can think of no acceptable reason to run your car over the front wheel of a cyclist. Even if the cyclist did everything Warne said he did. To me that constitutes assault with a deadly weapon.
    C'mon-This is Shane Warne-In Oz

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    Devil's Advocate perspective - it's a he said/he said thing from the police perspective so far. There's no current determination of criminal behavior or they'd have acted. Instead, they advised civil action - much lower burden of proof in most court systems. No reports in the news stories linked to mentioned any witness statements or corroboration of either party's story.

    To me, this is a non-story that belongs in Advocacy where people stake out can't-move-me-from-here positions and stir sh** up just to stir sh** up. YMMV

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    +1 - lack of this stuff is one reason I've in the past liked 50+. We got enough of our own in our local paper and the local ped/bike advocacy coalition.

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