Andrew Hoover goes to court this Monday in Deer Creek Canyon accident

What was a major media buzz when the great grandson of Herbert Hoover hit and injured long time road cyclist Byron Nix on Deer Creek last year. This case is going to court this Monday and The CyclistLawyer is asking those who can to show up. See the Court "docket" for more information on the time and location

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This morning Mr Hoover pled

This morning Mr Hoover pled guilty to careless driving causing injury. The Judge went straight to sentencing. The range for a sentence to this charge is pretty tight -there was not much the Judge could do -however the DA asked that Mr Hoover be required to attend an aggressive driving course and to pay court costs. Which is what the judge ordered. He was sentenced to 6 months of unsupervised probation pending his completion of that course.
Mr. Nix had the chance to address the Court and express his thoughts and concerns about this incident. We were appreciative of the cyclists who came to support Mr. Nix this morning.

That is so gross and wrong.

That is so gross and wrong.

Where is the justice?!? A traffic citation?!?! Bogus.

The DA should have some backbone!! No vote from me.

Hoover gets away with assaulting someone with his truck, sending them to the hospital.

What does that sentence mean..... nothing! Doesn't affect his life a bit. Waits till the last minute to take a plea. What a waste of court time.

Pete Weir needs to hear your voice that this was wrong.

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Vehicular Assault (18-3-205)

Vehicular Assault (18-3-205)

Felony

1.(a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault.

Plain as day that there was a miscarriage of justice.

Vehicular Assault (18-3-205)

Vehicular Assault (18-3-205)

Felony

1.(a) If a person operates or drives a motor vehicle in a reckless manner, and this conduct is the proximate cause of serious bodily injury to another, such person commits vehicular assault.

The piece that you are missing here is that there was no "serious bodily injury", by statutory definition.

Yeah, remember when everyone

Yeah, remember when everyone was praising the 'restraint' of the riders, saying justice would happen in court.

They guy should have been beaten down on the spot which is what I'll do if it happens to me

I know internet tough guy :-)

Seriously if someone runs into me and I have a strong belief that it was intentional (and I'm able) I won't hesitate to resort to violence. I'm not trying to be tough, I think anyone who grew up in an Italian or Irish family in south Boston would understand. Maybe even if you didn't...