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Hit and Run caught on GoPro - Driver Charged

Old 05-08-18, 11:59 AM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
What ever happened to common courtesy? If I am driving or riding a slower vehicle, bicycle, class A motorhome, etc, if I notice I am slowing somebody else down, I will generally pull over at the first safe opportunity and allow them to pass. I have done that many, many times on my bicycle, as well as motorhome. The law where I live states that a bicycle may occupy the full lane on certain marked roadways. I will still pull far enough off to the side to allow faster traffic room to pass. Just because the law says I can do something does not mean it's always wise.
I do that often too, depending on how long I expect the traffic to have to wait or whether it would be possible for me to re-merge into traffic, etc. But again, if the two bicyclists decide to pull over, it is just as easy to do so riding two abreast as it is two single file.
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Old 05-08-18, 12:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
What ever happened to common courtesy? If I am driving or riding a slower vehicle, bicycle, class A motorhome, etc, if I notice I am slowing somebody else down, I will generally pull over at the first safe opportunity and allow them to pass. I have done that many, many times on my bicycle, as well as motorhome. The law where I live states that a bicycle may occupy the full lane on certain marked roadways. I will still pull far enough off to the side to allow faster traffic room to pass. Just because the law says I can do something does not mean it's always wise.
In this case there is nowhere to pull off, no shoulder and no flat ground.
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Old 05-08-18, 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Oneder View Post
In this case there is nowhere to pull off, no shoulder and no flat ground.
Don't get me wrong, in this case the car driver was a horses derriere, and in my opinion totally at fault. No excuse for his actions. He deserves prosecution to the fullest extent allowable by law.
I suspect he won't get off easy after the court reviews the video.
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Old 05-08-18, 08:21 PM
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Going back to the original thread story, according to this news article from five days ago, the driver (Marshall Grant Neely III) will change his plea from not guilty to guilty.

From the article:
"If convicted of the federal charges, Neely could face prison time. He could spent from 2 to 12 years in prison on the reckless aggravated assault charge; up to 5 years in prison for lying to a federal agent; and up to 20 years in prison for obstructing justice"
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Old 05-09-18, 12:28 AM
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Originally Posted by SylvainG View Post
Going back to the original thread story, according to this news article from five days ago, the driver (Marshall Grant Neely III) will change his plea from not guilty to guilty.

From the article:
"If convicted of the federal charges, Neely could face prison time. He could spent from 2 to 12 years in prison on the reckless aggravated assault charge; up to 5 years in prison for lying to a federal agent; and up to 20 years in prison for obstructing justice"
There's no excuse for his actions, what he did was clearly at fault and deserves punishment. Glad to hear the plea was changed.
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Old 05-09-18, 03:15 AM
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Sure would be great if this guy ends up getting shanked in prison.
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Old 05-09-18, 07:48 AM
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Originally Posted by Ryan Olivas View Post
Glad to hear the plea was changed.
I'm betting he did that under advice from his attorney who most likely told him if he fought against the overwhelming evidence of guilt, his punishment would be a lot harsher.
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Old 05-09-18, 10:41 PM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
I'm betting he did that under advice from his attorney who most likely told him if he fought against the overwhelming evidence of guilt, his punishment would be a lot harsher.
I agree with your statement.
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Old 05-13-18, 07:12 PM
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Originally Posted by benjdm View Post
What would be different if they were going up a long hill riding single file with a double yellow line? If it's a narrow road, it's still unsafe to pass until you can see far enough ahead. Single file means a passing driver needs more time to pass.
Even if there is a sightline far enough ahead. Passing on narrow road is not exactly a smart move.
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Old 05-14-18, 08:42 AM
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Originally Posted by trailangel View Post
If you are guilty of riding two abreast
Two abreast is legal in more states than it's illegal in, I believe.
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Old 05-22-18, 04:01 PM
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Looks like 10 months jail then supervision and a fine.

Franklin man pleads guilty to federal charges in Natchez Trace cycling incident News williamsonherald.com
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Old 05-22-18, 04:22 PM
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Originally Posted by MidTNBrad View Post
Thanks for the update. 10 months plus $1210. ? That's all? Well, at least nobody was killed in this incident.
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Old 05-22-18, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ballenxj View Post
Thanks for the update. 10 months plus $1210. ? That's all? Well, at least nobody was killed in this incident.
I know the sentence he got is a disgrace.

At least he had to admit guilt to assault with a deadly weapon. I'm waiting to see his apology during sentencing.
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Old 09-24-18, 02:19 PM
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To bring this to a close

He got 10 months jail and is facing a $1.5M civil law suit

https://www.tennessean.com/story/new...ng/1190603002/

What's bizzare is that people get far less for killing someone. I think the difference here is that he left the scene and then lied to police.

Thank God for the cameras.
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Old 09-24-18, 10:58 PM
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Something I did not see (or missed?) is that hopefully he will never be able to drive or own a vehicle again. His actions are despicable and appears to have no regard for human life, the bicyclist was so lucky to not have been killed or injured worse, hopfully he gets everything he can get on his civil lawsuit.

We need to have examples set because these types of motorists are becoming more and more common. I have had my share of incidents and the police seem to not help matters much and the perpetrators continue with their dangerous behavior toward cyclists (and myself.)
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Old 09-25-18, 03:35 AM
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Thanks for the update, I was wondering what happened. He will make new friends in the lockup, hopefully it's prison and not jail.
Feds don't mess around.
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Old 09-26-18, 11:02 AM
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Something I did not see (or missed?) is that hopefully he will never be able to drive or own a vehicle again.
You mean, upon his release he might be in the market for a...bicycle? Oh, the irony!


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Old 09-26-18, 11:05 AM
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Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his days. He's not fit for two wheels.
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Old 09-26-18, 11:48 AM
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Make him ride a unicycle, for the rest of his days. He's not fit for two wheels.
And wear a Bozo wig and makeup anytime he is on the road.
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Old 09-26-18, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Bizman View Post
Something I did not see (or missed?) is that hopefully he will never be able to drive or own a vehicle again. His actions are despicable and appears to have no regard for human life, the bicyclist was so lucky to not have been killed or injured worse, hopfully he gets everything he can get on his civil lawsuit.

We need to have examples set because these types of motorists are becoming more and more common. I have had my share of incidents and the police seem to not help matters much and the perpetrators continue with their dangerous behavior toward cyclists (and myself.)
In my opinion that is the very best punishment in so many circumstances.
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