Some of you may remember that I had a run-in with a driver in Mt Lebanon back in December. I shared video with the police, and they tracked the driver down and charged him with reckless driving.
His hearing is this coming Tuesday at the City County Building at 8:15. The charging officer said I don’t need to be there, since the video evidence is so strong, but I am welcome to attend. I plan to attend.
At the time of the incident, there was discussion about a possible cycling community presence at the hearing. So if anyone would like to attend, let me know, and I’ll wait for you in the lobby of the courthouse on Tuesday morning. I’ll even buy you a coffee after the hearing if you’d like!
I want to say yes since I work across the street, but that’s my center stage time of day. PM me your cell #; if you’re still sitting there, waiting your turn, at 10am, I think I can pop over, helmet in hand.
I’m maybe a 1 in 10 chance of making it, for the same reason I’m likely going to miss out on helping with @swalfoort‘s bike count on Wednesday. But text me just the same. Possibly a miracle might occur.
My only instruction so far is to meet the police officer between 7:45 and 8:00 AM in the Lobby of the City-County Building for a hearing scheduled at 8:15. I can text anyone who wants more details as soon as I get them.
I’m sorry, I didn’t see you. The officer called me right around 7:45 and told me to report to the 8th Floor.
The driver was allowed to plead guilty to careless driving, down from reckless. The officer felt this was a good result, and the driver’s attorney assured me that his client understands the law much better now than before.