If you thought motorists around Tampa Bay get away with murder for killing bicyclists, wait until you hear the case of the district attorney in Colorado who charged a money manager with two misdemeanors instead of a felony for the hit-and-run of a bicyclist in Eagle County.
The district attorney's decision prompted more than 1,000 emails to his office after District Attorney Mark Hurlbert decided to offer a plea bargain of two misdemeanors to suspect Martin Erzinger for hitting bicyclist Steven Milo and then fleeing. The bicyclist survived the hit-and-run.
Here is a story on the case.
Here's another story.
On Facebook, Talahassee bike advocate Joe Mizereck issued a CALL TO ACTION: "Are you disgusted with Colorado Eagle County (Denver) District Attorney Mark Hurlbert's failure to pursue felony charges against the Morgan Stanley "wealth manager" Martin Erzinger after he nearly killed a Colorado cyclist in a hit and run collision? Then call Mr. Hurlbert's office directly (970) 328-...6947 EXT 12 to express your disgust and tell him to 'make it right.' "
Here's a petition effort to convince the prosecutor to not drop the felony charge against the wealth manager.