Ed Magos Hit and Run driver charged by City Attorney

By Alex Thompson

I just learned that the Porsche driver who hit cyclist Ed Magos has had charges filed against them by the City Attorney.  No word on the specific charges, but since it’s going through the City Attorney instead of the District Attorney, that probably means that it’s misdemeanor hit and run, not felony hit and run.  Read about the Ed Magos hit and run at SoapBoxLA.

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5 Responses to “Ed Magos Hit and Run driver charged by City Attorney”

  1. asphalt_juheesus! April 14th, 2010 at 7:51 pm

    There’s a real need to change the laws so this is an easy-to-prosecute felony.

    The city will tell anyone who asks they are “throwing cyclists a bone” by running it through the City.

  2. http://la.streetsblog.org/2010/04/16/gritzner-pleads-no-contest-to-hit-and-run-of-roadblock/

    I doubt this will be a felony. This is just a traffic ticket in the eyes of the prosecutors office. Look at the link above. People I’ve known received harsher penalties for DUI, 1st offense than people who run over bikers.

  3. It’s a misdemeanor charge.

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