Thursday, August 14, 2008

Get Up, Stand Up

Just a quick update on the traffic law Mensa candidate from Montgomery County and the post-dated traffic ticket. I now have pretrial setting on September 3, 2009 and I have managed to get the case transferred from Precinct 5 where Officer Williams works to Precinct 1 where the supposed violation took place. We'll see if the prosecutor actually wants to try this case. If so, we'll go. If not, the next step will be pressing charges against the officer and throwing him into the disciplinary system for bad law enforcement. If I had done to him what he did to me, I would still be in jail.

Alas, Officer Williams isn't the only Mensa candidate among the rank and file of Texas law enforcement. I was recently interviewed by the local paper along with another cyclist who actually was harassed and received a ticket from a rural sheriff while competing in the Texas Time Trial Championships. Check it out.

Imagine that Roscoe P. Coltrane pulls you over during the bike leg of your next triathlon. Unbelievable.

****Breaking News Update****

The story has now been picked up by one of my favorite cycling blogs. Check it out here.


Flatman said...

Get 'em Flash...!

Amy said...

Mild mannered lawyer by day, steel jawed fighter for the cycling masses by night! are you going to wear your superhero costume to court - spandex will get them to sit up and listen or at least will reveal who in the room likes a man in tight tight shorts? Do you change in phone booths or do you use honeybuckets?

Andra Sue said...

I am SO glad to hear you're pursuing this like the trial lawyer bulldog we all know you must be. :)

The whole bike vs. car thing is getting ridiculous; it seems like every week I hear of a new cyclist killed/injured/vegetablized. You've heard the scoop on all that NYC crap, right? Freaking scary.

21stCenturyMom said...

Texas is making quite a name for itself as a cyclists dream, non?

And YOU! You bull dog. Go get 'em!

Nytro said...

yo, matlock. make 'em pay. and then eat a hotdog. seems like the right thing to do.

Iron "GeekGirl" Misty said...

Kinda happy they picked on you...most people would have walked away and taken it, but they messed with the wrong guy, someone who knows his righs, and they messed with the wrong guy!