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Old 07-25-06, 06:01 AM
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Police Charge Biker For Pushing Cyclist

A Lake Placid man was injured when a passing motorcyclist allegedly pushed him from his bicycle.

State Police say 30 year-old Steven L. Reynolds was riding his bike on the River Road in the Town of North Elba around 6:24 p.m. Thursday when a passing motorcyclist pushed him in the back.

Reynolds was thrown from the bike and sustained a broken clavicle, a dislocated shoulder and numerous abrasions in the accident. He was reportedly on a routine bike ride and was not training for this weekend’s Ironman.

Reynolds and a State Police Zone Sergeant who was in the area were able to provide troopers with a description of the passing motorcycles. Wilmington-based State Police later located the four motorcycles that had passed Reynolds at the time of the crash.

James A. Kelly of Wilmington was subsequently arrested for allegedly pushing Reynolds with his hand as he passed.

He was charged with third-degree assault, offering a false instrument for filing, reckless driving and leaving the scene of a personal-injury accident.

Kelly made $3000 bail and was released from Essex County Jail. He’s scheduled to reappear in the Town of North Elba Court July 31 at 7 p.m.

http://www.wnbz.com/July%202006/072406.htm
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Old 07-25-06, 06:02 AM
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I say he should get "Attempted Murder".
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Old 07-25-06, 06:22 AM
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Somehow I thinking running over a motorcyclist with an SUV would receive a little more "future disincentive."
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Originally Posted by chinitonorte
I say he should get "Attempted Murder".
Was that his intent?
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Old 07-25-06, 07:10 AM
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I certainly hope the victim sues this jackass in civil court.
Make him sell his hog to pay for pain and suffering
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Old 07-25-06, 08:12 AM
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I would prefer to have the hog turned over to the cyclist so he can ride it into a lake, or set it on fire and make the " pusher " watch it go up in smoke ! haha
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Old 07-25-06, 11:21 PM
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is "offering a false instrument for filing"?
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Originally Posted by donnamb
Pardon my ignorance, but what is "offering a false instrument for filing"?
That's where they demand to see your guitar and you try to foist your ukulele on 'em. Although to read my state's law, you'd think it had something to do with forged ID or other documents:

Every person who shall knowingly procure or offer any false or forged instrument to be filed, registered, or recorded in any public office, which instrument, if genuine, might be filed, registered or recorded in such office under any law of this state or of the United States, is guilty of a class C felony and shall be punished by imprisonment in a state correctional facility for not more than five years, or by a fine of not more than five thousand dollars, or by both.
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Originally Posted by Expatriate
Was that his intent?
Death as a result of the motorcyclist action is a reasonably foreseeable outcome. So if the motorcyclist intentionally pushed the bicyclist, then attempted murder is an appropriate charge.

Would you not believe that if someone fired a gun at someone, knowing that a reasonably foreseeable outcome could be death, should he not also be charged with attempted murder?
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Originally Posted by CB HI
Would you not believe that if someone fired a gun at someone, knowing that a reasonably foreseeable outcome could be death, should he not also be charged with attempted murder?
Honestly, your honor! I wasn't TRYING to kill him! I just wanted to injure him a little, I was aiming for his shoulder, but he moved!
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Originally Posted by bmclaughlin807
Honestly, your honor! I wasn't TRYING to kill him! I just wanted to injure him a little, I was aiming for his shoulder, but he moved!
Would've been funnier if the Hell's Angel wannabe missed and took a dive himself.
Then to add insult to injury, the cyclist chucks a water bottle at the losers head.
Then he calls the "non-emergency" ambulance to come pick the guy up.

I swear though, some of these guys that feel so tough all because they have internal combustion driving their wheels.
Luckily though, all the hog riders I've come across put me in the same category as themselves.
Mainly because of our common enemy, THE CAR.
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Originally Posted by bentstrider
Luckily though, all the hog riders I've come across put me in the same category as themselves.
Mainly because of our common enemy, THE CAR.
I know a couple of Harley riders that also pedal thier rides, myself included. There is definitely a kinship, even if all don't see it.

I missed the part in the article where they mentioned the make of the bike, or is everyone simply assuming it's a Harley rider and not a sportbiker rider?

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Old 07-26-06, 06:11 AM
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Originally Posted by Az B
I missed the part in the article where they mentioned the make of the bike, or is everyone simply assuming it's a Harley rider and not a sportbiker rider?

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I'd bet on the sportbiker. I've had more problems with youngsters on crotch-rockets than with Harley riders.
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Originally Posted by bentstrider
Would've been funnier if the Hell's Angel wannabe missed and took a dive himself.
Then to add insult to injury, the cyclist chucks a water bottle at the losers head.
Then he calls the "non-emergency" ambulance to come pick the guy up.

I swear though, some of these guys that feel so tough all because they have internal combustion driving their wheels.
Luckily though, all the hog riders I've come across put me in the same category as themselves.
Mainly because of our common enemy, THE CAR.
Your own experience is "Luckily though, all the hog riders I've come across put me in the same category as themselves." Yet you assume the guy who did this is a "Hell's Angel wannabe". Why? I'd give at least 80-20 that the guy was on a crotch rocket vrs a hog, that his leathers were bright red vrs black with a skull. Hells Angels have always been nive ot me, espcially when I'm on the bike. Punks on Japaneese imports are a different story.
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Originally Posted by NoRacer
I'd bet on the sportbiker. I've had more problems with youngsters on crotch-rockets than with Harley riders.
Yup. The non-squids and cyclists all kinow there a half-decent chance of our obits inculding "hit by car."
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Originally Posted by NoRacer
I'd bet on the sportbiker. I've had more problems with youngsters on crotch-rockets than with Harley riders.
I agree, but oddly, the only 2 times I have had a problem with a motorcyclist, each was on a Harley.

One in rush hour traffic, the guy was riding behind me “in the bike lane” and wanted me to move out of his way.

The other was at a backed up stop light and I needed to make a right turn. So I made a short detour onto the sidewalk to make the turn. Here comes a young guy on a Harley riding the wrong direction on the sidewalk. I think he only got the Harley like 15 minutes earlier.
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Originally Posted by Keith99
Your own experience is "Luckily though, all the hog riders I've come across put me in the same category as themselves." Yet you assume the guy who did this is a "Hell's Angel wannabe". Why? I'd give at least 80-20 that the guy was on a crotch rocket vrs a hog, that his leathers were bright red vrs black with a skull. Hells Angels have always been nive ot me, espcially when I'm on the bike. Punks on Japaneese imports are a different story.
Since you put it that way, I haven't really ran into any Hells Angels either, let alone seen one.
As for crotch-rocketeers, these guys have never really given me any problems as of yet.
Most of the time I see them, it's at 12AM and there's more than enough elbow room on Bear Valley at that time.
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The guy should be chraged with attempted murder. If he had done the same thing to a motorcyclists he would get charged with it.
And whats with the thing against sportbikes here? I want to get one but that dosent meen I will automatically turn into a "Little punk" I am still a cyclist at heart and always will be.
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I don't think it's something against sportbikes or harley's people make conclusions based on their experiences. I've never had a bad experience with a biker, sport or harley, other then a few sport riders zipping past a little close at high speeds. And several times a harley rider has waved hello.

Regardless of the type of bike, that dude needs a serious a** beating. I hope he gets jail time and Bubba makes him his B**ch, then when he gets out he may have a hard time sitting on that bike for a while. But he prob. won't do time. Some people are complete A-holes.

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Attempted murder may be pushing it a bit. The lawyers out there might be wondering why a charge of vehicular assault was not included. I take it the motorbiker was moving and on the putt-putt at the time. That makes it VA, right?

Harley-Davidson riders please do not take it personally but harley as a word has entered the common parlance like Kleenex and Xerox. And the term harley, in context, implies a hard-core, biker gang, tough guy image. Part of the vicarious thrill of owning one by now. The nicest people rode Honda Cubs ( ).
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