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Old 06-23-05, 08:52 AM   #1
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colo state patrol doing their job!

http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_2818090


Road-rage reports lead to arrest


A 66-year-old Grand Junction woman was arrested while driving along the tour route Wednesday afternoon in a reported road-rage incident.

Colorado State Patrol Sgt. Tim Keeton arrested Betty Lorimer near Sapinero along U.S. 50.

Cyclists had called the State Patrol on their cellphones to report that the driver of a 1-ton Ford pickup had been driving dangerously, swerving near them and leaning on the horn for several miles.

"She was just being unreasonable," Keeton said.

Lorimer was so upset, Keeton said, that sending her on her way with only a ticket would have


further enraged her and increased the danger for cyclists.
Officials reportedly found a loaded handgun in the truck when it was impounded.

Keeton pointed out that it was not illegal for her to have a gun.
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Old 06-23-05, 09:18 AM   #2
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Thanks, Patrol!

Edit...may a letter of appreciation is in order.
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Old 06-23-05, 10:33 AM   #3
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Keep in mind this was during the annual "Ride The Rockies" weeklong bike tour, with thousands of riders.
It is a major economic input to the towns where is stays at night. So it is supported by the communities and I'm sure the police work extra hard to make sure all the riders have a safe and pleasent trip.

Let's see how the police respond when it's just a lone rider being assaulted.
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Let's see how the police respond when it's just a lone rider being assaulted.

True, but at least the cops used some common sense in this case. Maybe that can reinforce similar common sense the rest of the year.

I am still trying to figure out the point of mentioning the gun in the article. The only weapon she used was the Ford. It surely had more potential to kill more cyclist, with greater ease, than the gun.
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I was very impressed at the police presences when I did Ride the Rockies about 5 years ago. They were very visible and were pulling over every vehicle that even came close to exceeding the speed limit.
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