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Old 05-29-15, 11:40 AM
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[COLOR=#333333][FONT=Arial]"He may have had a drinking problem, but he would do anything for anybody" and blame the victim.
May have a drinking problem? It says he'd just got off work but had drank 6 beers before the accident. He's either drinking on the job or had way to much to drink in a short period of time.
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May have a drinking problem? It says he'd just got off work but had drank 6 beers before the accident. He's either drinking on the job or had way to much to drink in a short period of time.
He would do anything for anybody... except get involved in any kind of program to stop or control his drinking issue...
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Old 05-29-15, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
May have a drinking problem? It says he'd just got off work but had drank 6 beers before the accident. He's either drinking on the job or had way to much to drink in a short period of time.
Just to be clear, I'm not the one that thinks that. That was a quote from his wife.
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Old 05-29-15, 01:09 PM
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Just to be clear, I'm not the one that thinks that. That was a quote from his wife.
Yes, sorry I didn't mean to cause confusion here.
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Riding out on the road I'm always looking out for myself and ensuring I'm not putting myself in a bad spot in relation to vehicular traffic. But reading about something like this reminds me there's only so much one can do out there. Unfortunately this person was in the right place at the wrong time and probably didn't see it coming until that last second before impact. We never think it could be us, but it just as easily could be. All we can do is be as safe as we can, hope for the best, and keep enjoying the ride.
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Old 05-29-15, 07:15 PM
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Frankly, with this kind of incident, he could have been driving down the road and been killed, or at least very seriously injured.

I saw a comment on another article that said "6 beers isn't even that much" and that the charges were too severe. Unbelievable, even for cyclist haters.
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Old 05-29-15, 11:23 PM
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He can have all the drinking problems he wants, but the moment he drives onto the road, it becomes everyone else's problem too.

Enough with the "he simply made a mistake", even a guy with 50 DUIs made "50 mistakes", resulting in less jail time, resulting in a higher chance of killing someone on his 51th. Few people are cold-blooded enough to get into a car drunk WITH the intention of killing someone.
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Old 05-31-15, 06:51 AM
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I avoid roads in the afternoon mostly because of fear of drunk or stoned drivers. I'm much less worried of them at 7am though.
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Ghost bike dedication and memorial ride in Mark's honor yesterday. We probably had 200 riders show up.



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Old 12-20-15, 07:03 AM
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Mark's family making sure something positive comes from his tragic death.

Family of Lexington cyclist killed in accident donates bikes to kids
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Old 12-21-15, 09:39 AM
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He can have all the drinking problems he wants, but the moment he drives onto the road, it becomes everyone else's problem too.
Those who don't drink, or drink moderately, would probably be shocked at how many drive drunk and how often they do, with no adverse effects.
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Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
Those who don't drink, or drink moderately, would probably be shocked at how many drive drunk and how often they do, with no adverse effects.
Well there might be some who don't know better, but I'm under no illusion there are MANY who do exactly that. They get away with it day after day, until they don't.

Given the incredibly large number of drivers there are on the road, even a 0.01% increase of the chance of an accident may result in dozens of otherwise avoidable deaths per year.
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Resolution. Driver pleads guilty to hitting, killing Horsey Hundred cyclist | Lexington Herald Leader
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Old 07-18-17, 06:52 AM
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Resolution. Driver pleads guilty to hitting, killing Horsey Hundred cyclist | Lexington Herald Leader
Crazy that it takes over 2 years for resolution, almost 2 1/2 if going by the sentencing date.
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Old 07-18-17, 06:54 AM
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Thanks for posting the follow-up, jwa. It looks like at least Kentucky (and maybe more states) are clamping down on drivers who commit crimes while inebriated.
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Old 07-19-17, 07:17 AM
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This is unacceptable. What was this man's immigration status? Why was he eligible for deportation? Why was he not deported? If it costs aminimum of $10,000. to defend a DUI charge, how did this guy afford so many? This liberal approach is terribly cruel.
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Thanks for posting the follow-up, jwa. It looks like at least Kentucky (and maybe more states) are clamping down on drivers who commit crimes while inebriated.
+1, thanks jwalther

As far as states clamping down on crime, notice in above linked article that the convict had 9 previous DUIs, so this was his 10th DUI. "Paz-Salvador told officers after his arrest that hed had nine previous DUIs, most older than five years". With KY's new tougher law, you can get only 4 DUIs in 10 yrs before things get serious punishment-wise (felony). Get five DUIs in 3652 days, then you're in real trouble.
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Old 08-02-17, 06:46 PM
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Lexington man dies after being hit by vehicle during Horsey Hundred cycling event; driver is arrested | Scott County | Kentucky.com

A drunk driver crossed into the oncoming lane. The cyclist that was killed was still in the bed of the truck when cops caught up with it at a trailer park.

Some of the comments say that several other cyclists were almost hit, and that the driver may not have had a valid license (and questionable status as a resident).
Pretty much sounds like another Kate Steinle situation. It should never have happened.
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This is unacceptable. What was this man's immigration status? Why was he eligible for deportation? Why was he not deported? If it costs aminimum of $10,000. to defend a DUI charge, how did this guy afford so many? This liberal approach is terribly cruel.
I could not agree more.
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This is unacceptable. What was this man's immigration status? Why was he eligible for deportation? Why was he not deported?
I have no problem deporting minor criminals to save a few bucks, but for a crime such as this I want to see him serve time. He can be deported once his sentence is served.


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This liberal approach is terribly cruel.
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I have no problem deporting minor criminals to save a few bucks, but for a crime such as this I want to see him serve time. He can be deported once his sentence is served.




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You're right. Please accept my apology.
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Old 08-02-17, 09:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Equinox View Post
If it costs aminimum of $10,000. to defend a DUI charge, how did this guy afford so many?
This is something I've wondered about several times; bike commuting, and now working at a bike shop, I've run into a lot of people who (finally) lost their license after 3-4 DUIs, have never made much over minimum wage, and yet still manage to have some pretty expensive lifestyle habits. (Heck, I'm doing well to grab a six pack of good beer a couple times a month.) I've never had a DUI, my most expensive ticket ever was $475 (after it went to warrant) and I still have to do some seriously tight budgeting to get by on anything less than 150% of minimum wage.
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Driver attempts to withdraw guilty plea at sentencing hearing. 'I don't think it's fair.' He pleaded guilty to cyclist's murder, then changed his mind. | Lexington Herald Leader
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The bottom line here is the fact this death should never happened. The drunk driver should never been in the country.

Further for this to carry on this long is a travesty, and just drags out the hurt for the family. We have a victim and a killer, what is there to talk about? I should have been a cut and dried court case that should not have gone on for more than a couple of months!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Originally Posted by Matariki View Post
Another pathological impaired driver. Can't stop them until they kill someone or kill themselves. This kind of thing scares the daylights out of me because you can't rely on drivers being in adequate control of their vehicles. If only 1% of the drivers on the road at any one time are impaired, that means that I encounter a couple every time I ride. Definitely scary.
^^THIS, and the prevalence of cell phone use by motorists is what pushed me over the edge to give up recreational road riding completely. I wasn't hit by an impaired motorist during the last cycling event because I WASN'T THERE.
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