Archive for January, 2009
If the Tucson Police Department were to put out something like this it would only be hilarious — in a bad way.
But here’s something to look at as a target for where we need to be. A good start would be a forced viewing by all TPD traffic officers. Check it [...]
As most readers of this website know, in Idaho a bicyclist is lawfully permitted to treat a stop sign as a yield sign, and a red light as a stop sign. That is, a bicyclist can proceed straight through a stop sign without stopping so long as they first ensure that they can do [...]Read More..>>
Turns out in Tempe it doesn’t have to be a cyclist you run down and kill in order to escape prosecution. Up there in Tempe they even let you kill other motorists!
From the January 23, 2009 Arizona Republic article:
Just after 9 p.m., Ruben was headed west on Broadway when a southbound SUV, [...]Read More..>>
Oh no! I awoke this morning to discover my ice bike’s lock clipped and the beloved bike itself a little ways down the road.
Turns out the thief was banking on the bike actually being ridable. Luckily for me its third wheel was missing a few washers and was not actually attached. The [...]
In a room usually used for large county executive meetings, Judge Fields delivered a fourteen-year sentence today to Glenda Rumsey. Rumsey drove into and killed Jose Rincon Jr. last year after spending an afternoon of heavy drinking that left her with a blood-alcohol content of upwards of .260.
Because of public interest in the sentencing, [...]
“Try to imagine what those who got it must have thought” — A Request and update from the Rincon Family
I am sure every reader of this blog is aware of the Rincon case — young Jose Rincon was killed while riding his bicycle on January 12 of last year. He was hit by Glenda Rumsey, who was severely intoxicated after an evening of heavy drinking at Chuy’s.
Ms. Rumsey will be sentenced [...]
Several of you flagged this story from last week’s Arizona Daily Star about William Wilson, the man who hit and seriously injured several El Tour de Tucson riders, including Gary Stuebe, who is critically injured. Wilson has plead not guilty and has moved to an assisted living center in Georgia. He is 91 [...]Read More..>>
Tomorrow’s Bike Advisory Committee meeting will include Bruce Chalk of the County Attorney’s Office. It was Chalk’s office that declined to prosecute the woman who hit and killed Charles Nystrom, and which has responsibility for most felony assaults, hit-and-run, and auto incidents in Tucson and Pima County.
Here is one reader’s note, submitted earlier as a [...]
Glenda Rumsey will be sentenced next week for killing young Jose Rincon and injuring his friend Oscar Perez while driving her car well off the shoulder of Broadway Blvd. She had a blood alcohol content of .249, which is about three times the limit.
It seems Jose’s too-short life was pretty inspiring, because the trial [...]