Monthly Archives: February 2013

Driver sentenced for harassment


James Ernst leaves the courtroom at the Boulder County Justice Center. Photo by Greg Lindstrom of the Longmont Times-Call

James Ernst leaves the courtroom at the Boulder County Justice Center. Photo by Greg Lindstrom of the Longmont Times-Call

Here’s an update on a Colorado case of cyclist harassment that went viral after the cyclists posted a video of the offending motorist on YouTube. (See Sept. 19 blog post, “The crazies out there,” and Sept. 20 post, “Driver busted for harassing cyclists.”)

The Daily Camera of Boulder, Colo., reports that 75-year-old James Ernst of Erie, Colo., was sentenced on Thursday to 12 months’ probation as part of a plea deal with prosecutors.
Ernst “pleaded guilty to two counts of harassment — a Class 3 misdemeanor — and two counts of improper use of a horn — a traffic offense,” the newspaper reported.
“In exchange for the plea, prosecutors dropped two counts of driving too slowly. Ernst also will be required to undergo anger management and do community service.”

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