Driver Who Ran Into Cyclists Charged

Mar 2, 2011
Outside Magazine

The driver who ran into cyclists during a Critical Mass Demonstration last Friday has been charged with attempted murder. The police changed the charges from 'criminal negligent injury' to attempted murder after testimony from the 47-year-old defendant, Ricardo Neis.

Though Neis claimed self defense through his lawyers, reports that eyewitness accounts tell a different story—that Neis was yelling at cyclist and nudging them with his car before he drove through them. A report from Zero Hora (translated through google) said that Neis acknowledged on Monday he was aware of the risk he took when driving through the cyclists.

You can read more about the story on or in this translated news story from Zero Hora.

For more on the ongoing war between drivers and cylists, read our March feature, Rage Against Your Machine.

--Joe Spring

Filed To: Adventure, Biking

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