Ruling not fair |

Ruling not fair

Mickey O'Brien, Frisco

In response to the bicyclist who is facing jail time for riding drunk: The Silverthorne police and Judge Ed Casias are not going to force someone to change their lifestyle.

The only thing they are accomplishing is making people resent them and all of the overzealous do-gooders who think they should be able to tell others how to live their lives. Mr. Routier (the cyclist) was not hurting anyone but himself. He was doing what he was suppose to do – not driving.

You can be in any one of our towns in Summit County any day of the week and see bicycle riders riding through lights, stop signs, making left turns from right lanes, etc. You name it – they do it.

And many times they have their kids with them so they are teaching them to ignore the traffic laws, too, and also taking chances with their lives. Where are all the cops then? They’re just plain ignorant and that must be OK. Everything must be OK as long as alcohol isn’t involved.

Mr. Routier, get rid of that bike, too. But then you could still get a public intoxication or disorderly ticket while walking. And if one of those good sober citizens runs a light on their bike (or car for that matter) and hits you, that would be your fault, too, ’cause you’re a drunk.

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