VinoVelo

Apart from family, what could be more important than wine and bikes? Of course, there might be the odd rant about other topics on here too...

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

If they'll convict someone in Texas, there's hope for the rest of us

A law professor at Southern Methodist University in Texas was sentenced to five years of probation and two years of community service by a jury in Dallas for aggravated assault. To read the VeloNews letters to the editor, you'd think that the pick-up driving Texans that (allegedly) throw bottles out their windows at cyclists would never side with a cyclist, but the jury found that the defendant had used her car as a deadly weapon when she drove into a cyclist last May, after honking her horn while driving behind him and then hitting him, dragging him under the car. Luckily the cyclist only suffered cuts and bruises.