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Old 03-30-06, 10:09 AM
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Sentencing in Bikers Death

Baxter Man Pleads Guilty In Fatal Hit-And-Run
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DES MOINES, Iowa -- A Jasper County man pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving charges after allegedly hitting a man near Ankeny.

The hit-and-run crash killed Brian Shaver of Ankeny. Shaver was riding his bicycle one morning last September.

Jade Perry, of Baxter, pleaded guilty Wednesday to vehicular homicide by OWI. The charge means Perry admits being drunk when he hit Shaver, left him to die and took his bicycle.

In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped a charge of leaving the scene.

Perry gets a 25-year prison sentence and must serve at least 17 years.

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And here is one with 0 consequences for the driver.

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southt...dex/25-ds5.htm

Palos Heights man cleared in bike accident

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Saturday, March 25, 2006




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A Will County judge has acquitted an elderly Palos Heights man of traffic charges in the death of a bicyclist whom he struck with his car near Monee.
Judge Lawrence Gray on Tuesday cleared John G. Feely, 88, of charges that he failed to slow down or to use proper care to avoid the May 26 accident, Assistant State's Attorney Adam Capelli said.

Will County sheriff's police said Feely struck Janice Briese, 68, of Channahon, with the front of his 2000 Lincoln Continental as he and Briese were northbound on Harlem Avenue, about a half-mile north of Manhattan-Monee Road.

Briese was traveling with a group of bicyclists about noon when she was hit, police said.

She died at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields about an hour later.

Feely told police he didn't see the woman until it was too late, Capelli said.

Citing no eyewitnesses to the accident, the judge acquitted Feely of both citations, Capelli said.

Defense attorney John Egan could not be reached Friday for comment.
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Originally Posted by Recycle
And here is one with 0 consequences for the driver.

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southt...dex/25-ds5.htm

Palos Heights man cleared in bike accident

DailySouthTown
(Serves south suburban Chicago with main offices in Tinley Park, IL)

Saturday, March 25, 2006




By Lauren FitzPatrick
Staff writer


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A Will County judge has acquitted an elderly Palos Heights man of traffic charges in the death of a bicyclist whom he struck with his car near Monee.
Judge Lawrence Gray on Tuesday cleared John G. Feely, 88, of charges that he failed to slow down or to use proper care to avoid the May 26 accident, Assistant State's Attorney Adam Capelli said.

Will County sheriff's police said Feely struck Janice Briese, 68, of Channahon, with the front of his 2000 Lincoln Continental as he and Briese were northbound on Harlem Avenue, about a half-mile north of Manhattan-Monee Road.

Briese was traveling with a group of bicyclists about noon when she was hit, police said.

She died at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields about an hour later.

Feely told police he didn't see the woman until it was too late, Capelli said.

Citing no eyewitnesses to the accident, the judge acquitted Feely of both citations, Capelli said.

Defense attorney John Egan could not be reached Friday for comment.
Are judges elected in that area? If so I can see cyclists geting behind his opponent, Yes?
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It truely goes to show you that you don't use a gun to "rub someone out". Just do it in a car. Put them on a bike and claim "you didn't see them".

Sad very very sad!

Keep Cycling,

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Originally Posted by Recycle
A Will County judge has acquitted an elderly Palos Heights man of traffic charges in the death of a bicyclist whom he struck with his car near Monee.
Judge Lawrence Gray on Tuesday cleared John G. Feely, 88, of charges that he failed to slow down or to use proper care to avoid the May 26 accident, Assistant State's Attorney Adam Capelli said.

Will County sheriff's police said Feely struck Janice Briese, 68, of Channahon, with the front of his 2000 Lincoln Continental as he and Briese were northbound on Harlem Avenue, about a half-mile north of Manhattan-Monee Road.

Briese was traveling with a group of bicyclists about noon when she was hit, police said.

She died at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields about an hour later.

Feely told police he didn't see the woman until it was too late, Capelli said.

Citing no eyewitnesses to the accident, the judge acquitted Feely of both citations, Capelli said.

Defense attorney John Egan could not be reached Friday for comment.
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Originally Posted by Recycle
And here is one with 0 consequences for the driver.

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southt...dex/25-ds5.htm

Palos Heights man cleared in bike accident

DailySouthTown
(Serves south suburban Chicago with main offices in Tinley Park, IL)

Saturday, March 25, 2006




By Lauren FitzPatrick
Staff writer


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A Will County judge has acquitted an elderly Palos Heights man of traffic charges in the death of a bicyclist whom he struck with his car near Monee.
Judge Lawrence Gray on Tuesday cleared John G. Feely, 88, of charges that he failed to slow down or to use proper care to avoid the May 26 accident, Assistant State's Attorney Adam Capelli said.

Will County sheriff's police said Feely struck Janice Briese, 68, of Channahon, with the front of his 2000 Lincoln Continental as he and Briese were northbound on Harlem Avenue, about a half-mile north of Manhattan-Monee Road.

Briese was traveling with a group of bicyclists about noon when she was hit, police said.

She died at St. James Hospital in Olympia Fields about an hour later.

Feely told police he didn't see the woman until it was too late, Capelli said.

Citing no eyewitnesses to the accident, the judge acquitted Feely of both citations, Capelli said.

Defense attorney John Egan could not be reached Friday for comment.
How can there be no eyewitness when she was riding with a group?
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I have always said that the absolute easiest way to get away with murder is to run someone over in a car. Pathetic...


Originally Posted by kb0tnv
It truely goes to show you that you don't use a gun to "rub someone out". Just do it in a car. Put them on a bike and claim "you didn't see them".

Sad very very sad!

Keep Cycling,

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Originally Posted by peggster
How can there be no eyewitness when she was riding with a group?
I think the judge meant that no one saw what happened before the crash. All the riders in the group would've seen was what happened afterwards.
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Originally Posted by peggster
How can there be no eyewitness when she was riding with a group?
My understanding is that she had dropped to the back of the group to check on some stragglers. She was last in the line and no one saw the car hit her.

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