Earlier today Glenn Gritzner plead no contest to misdemeanor hit and run, specifically to violating California Vehicle Code 20002(a): leaving the scene of an accident where there was property damage. Roadblock, a well known and respected leader in the cycling community, was hit by Gritzner’s Jaguar months ago, and left lying in the street. Today, Gritzner’s attorney came to the Metropolitan Courthouse in Downtown LA to plead guilty on his client’s behalf, in a plea bargain worked out with the city attorney.
For his sentence, Gritzner may choose between seven days in county jail, 47 days of community service, or a $510 fine (after fees this amounts to about $2k.) He also must pay restitution to Roadblock, and he will be booked within the next 6 months.
As part of the plea deal, Gritzner stipulates that there is a factual basis for his plea, a legal admission that there is strong evidence that he committed the crime. The case now heads to civil court.