This is beginning to get really depressing. There have been a lot of emails and subsequent posts regarding accidents involving cyclists today. Looks like it’s about time to mix up a cocktail at the Drunkcyclist World Headquarters.
Subject: this is worthy of your attention
This is so terribly sad and horribly outrageous and otherwise so completely fucked up I don’t know where to begin. Let’s try this: A 19-year-old redneck drunk asshole pickup truck driver struck and killed two cyclists, at 9 A.M. on Labor Day in rural Mississippi, and, ho ho ho, the guy HAD PREVIOUSLY BEEN CONVICTED OF RUNNING DOWN AND KILLING ANOTHER CYCLIST back in 2005 — and in THAT wreck he was under the influence of drugs.
The charge is murder. “It wasn’t an accident it was a murder of two people,” says Baldwin County District Attorney Judy Newcomb.
One of the dead cyclists, Bill Imle, was my roommate at the University of Maryland back in 1979-80. After earning his degree, he joined the Marines and served as a helicopter pilot. Then he transferred into the Coast Guard, where he spent most of his career saving other people’s lives. Bill was married, the father of three, retired and working as a consultant. He was a GREAT guy.
I am very sorry to hear about that, Dano. Keep your chin up.by