Car Wars

From the Oregonian:

Portland police arrested a 21-year-old man suspected of chasing down a cyclist Sunday and driving off at a high rate of speed — with the cyclist hanging onto the hood.

In the video above, taken by a witness with a cell phone camera, the cyclist can be seen clinging to the hood of the car after the incident. The cyclist, Jason Rehberg, later managed to get off the car without serious injuries.

James F. Millican was arrested on attempted second-degree assault, driving under the influence of intoxicants, third-degree criminal mischief and reckless driving.

Read the complete story at OregonLive.com.

9 Responses to “Car Wars”

  • Croupier says:

    Oh yeah, thanks Alan, now I feel really safe.

  • Alan says:

    Sorry :-(

    There’s no excuse for the maniac in the car, but maybe we can all remember that yelling obscenities at car drivers from our bikes is like “bringing a knife to a gun fight” as they say..

  • jeremy says:

    I like the words “Attempted” and “Suspected” when the video shows it is so much more.

  • Rick says:

    “Millican was arraigned today on charges of second-degree kidnapping (presumably for the ride on the car) DUII, Reckless Driving and second-degree criminal mischief.”

    If he used his vehicle to strike the victim, I think there is a case for attempted murder. If Mr. Millican thinks a week in jail is going to be bad, I think he is in for quite a shock when it comes time for sentencing! Rot in jail, scumbag!! You have earned it…

  • Randy Schlitter says:

    Thinking “Body Mapping” and cycling need to be studied.

  • yangmusa says:

    I had almost exactly the same thing happen to me here in San Francisco :-( Sadly nobody around to film the assault, and none of the witnesses got the license plate either.

  • andy parmentier says:

    again, let me refer you to WALLACE & GROMIT’S “A CLOSE SHAVE”
    that is ME in the sidecar (see spring creek recumbent’s site of a strange guy riding no hands flying)
    and that is ME at the end of the film, riding an anvil into the chest of preston the robodog (remember, i DID say i feel like a heavyweight when i’m on my bike)
    AND REMEMBER, AFTER I POSTED THAT, ALAN POSTED PICTURES OF A TRIP TO THE VIDEO STORE AND A PICNIC WITH NANA, AND ON THE VIDEO STOREFRONT WINDOW, WAS A PICTURE OF “JAWS”
    -ANOTHER ROBOTHING WITH TEETH. ALL THIS BECAUSE I CAN NEVER MATCH MY RESPONSE TO ALAN’S POST-WHICH WAS ACTUALLY ABOUT “CLEVER CYCLES” IN PORTLAND, AND I REMEMBERED THAT WALLACE, WHEN HE FIRST SAW PRESTON’S SHEEPMINCING THING, SAID, “NOW that’s CLEVER”
    I LEFT PORTLAND FOR A TRIP TO THE COAST, WHERE I ENJOYED MY OWN “CLOSE SHAVES” WITH 18 WHEELERS-I BELIEVE EVERY TRUCKER SHOULD BY LAW CARRY A UNICYCLE SO HE CAN RELAX ON THE “19TH HOLE” A EUPHEMISM FOR THE CLUBHOUSE BAR AFTER 18 HOLES OF GOLF.
    THE 19TH WHEEL, WHERE TRUCKERS AND BICYCLISTS CAN ENJOY EACH OTHER’S COMPANY IN A NEUTRAL ZONE
    ALMOST GETTING HIT DOES’NT BOTHER ME LIKE IT USED TO. BUT NOW I’M SHOUTING IN FULL CAPITAL LETTERS-YES, THAT’S IT! BICYCLING ALWAYS BRINGS OUT THE CLOWN AND THE SONG IN ME-IF I AM OUT THERE ON MY BIKE, REST ASSURED I AM SINGING-IT’S AUTOMATIC, AND IT’S HARD TO GET PISSED WHEN YOU’RE HAPPY AND SINGING.

  • Righteous Metal Broad says:

    Why is this not attempted murder or even assault with a deadly weapon at least?

  • EcoVelo » Blog Archive » Moving Targets says:

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