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Driver Running Stop Sign Hits, Kills Bicyclist In Armour Square

Officers cited the driver for failing to stop at a stop sign and driving on an expired license without insurance, police said.

1. Runs a stop sign

2. Expired License

3. No required insurance

4. Kills a bicyclist

What will be the consequences to the driver?

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1 through 3 -- he will plead to one or two of them and be fined.

4 -- nothing, just an unfortunate accident.

You'd think that driving on an expired license with no insurance and then running a stop sign would constitute “willful or wanton” disregard for the safety of other drivers and lead to a charge of reckless driving, boosted from a misdemeanor to a felony because of the great bodily harm caused to the victim. But I guess not.


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