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Oct 30, 2013
Bobby Cann was a 26-year-old bike commuter who preached safe cycling. Ryne San Hamel was a 28-year-old motorist who'd just left a crowded bar. Their collision raises questions about whether we're too lenient toward those who drink and drive.
by Keith Griffith
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Jun 16, 2010
Intentionally running over a bicyclist + alcohol = 10 days in jail. Pot + leaving the scene of an accident = up to 3 years.