There's a point of impact photo on the internets of a car possibly with a drunk, sleeping or both driver plowing into a group of racing cyclists last weekend. It's a very graphic photo. I can't bring myself to put it here.
Meanwhile local police are searching for a driver that collided with a bicycle ridden by a 14-year-old girl at the I-229 & Minnesota Ave interchange. I learned last evening at the FAB board meeting that this press release was published 14 days after the incident.
Here's an interesting (to me) timeline...
5/15 - DJ Andy airs his complaint about a bicyclist at the I-229 & Cliff interchange. DJ Andy threatens cyclist with his 4,000lb vehicle and imagines shooting the errant cyclist with a bee bee gun.
5/19 - 14 year-old girl on bicycle gets struck 1 mile west of I-299 & Cliff at the I-229 & Minnesota interchange. Driver leaves the scene.
(logical fallacy alert - there is no evidence of a link between the first two items)
5/21 - I share drive time radio with a local police officer about riding bicycles on roadways and sidewalks. Officer fails to bring up 5/19 incident. With all due respect, opportunity missed. Sir.
Update 6:15pm - the more I think about this the more I hope the 14 year-old girl didn't report the incident until the day before the press release - which makes the timeline only partially less interesting.
6/2 - Local police issue press release seeking 40 year-old balding driver "wearing glass." Once we figure out what it looks like to wear glass it shouldn't be too hard to find the guy.
Press release says they seek a "silver Honda with South Dakota organizational plates similar to C2676." Apparently they need some SQL help too. Any geek boys out there want to put that SQL statement in comments?
Clearly there is more work to do in this town.
Next post - what my mom says I did wrong when I was on the air.