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#1 2012-11-05 23:50:44

MichaelBluejay
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More recent CARnage (Cody Johnson, Mark Dahlstrom, & 10/29 downtown)

* Drunk driver kills cyclist Cody Johnson, an employee of Bicycle Sports Shop, on Riverside (11/3/12)

      http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/aust … -from-bike


* Driver hits cyclist at MLK & San Gabriel, sending him to the hospital (10/29/12)

      http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/aust … -boulevard


* Joseph Rojas hit-and-runs cyclist Mark Dahlstrom on 620 (10/20/12)

      http://www.kxan.com/dpp/news/local/aust … seph-rojas

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#2 2013-01-01 01:32:50

MichaelBluejay
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Re: More recent CARnage (Cody Johnson, Mark Dahlstrom, & 10/29 downtown)

Old Guy on Two Wheels reports that Stephen Gilbert, the drunk driver who killed Cody Johnson, was set to receive only a misdemeanor charge, but that there was a chance the charge would be upgraded to a felony.

If I'm reading the docket search correctly, it wasn't.  Gilbert is set to appear on Jan. 7th for a charge of DWI, which as we know from the Bicycle Austin traffic laws page, is only a Class B misdemeanor, with a maximum fine of $2,000, or 180 days in jail, or both.  Though as I always say, I'd like to see "lifetime revocation of driver license" as one of the possible sentences for someone who kills another road user.

May I point out, a drunk driver who doesn't actually hurt anyone would face the same Class B generic DWI charge.  Gilbert actually killed someone, but he wasn't charged with something more serious (like Intoxication Manslaughter).

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#3 2013-01-01 08:20:06

tomwald
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Re: More recent CARnage (Cody Johnson, Mark Dahlstrom, & 10/29 downtown)

This is still in process.  The charges may still be upgraded to something more serious than a DWI.

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#4 2013-01-01 16:52:06

MichaelBluejay
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Re: More recent CARnage (Cody Johnson, Mark Dahlstrom, & 10/29 downtown)

Thanks Tom, that's good news!  Please keep us posted.

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