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GG Transit driver facing charges for bus-bike assault resigns

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  • 2/28 Bay City News
    Published Tuesday, February 28, 2006, by Bay City News Service GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT DRIVER FACING ASSAULT CHARGE RESIGNS SAN RAFAEL -- A Golden Gate Transit bus
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      Published Tuesday, February 28, 2006, by Bay City News Service

      GOLDEN GATE TRANSIT DRIVER FACING ASSAULT CHARGE RESIGNS

      SAN RAFAEL -- A Golden Gate Transit bus driver, who faces charges
      of assaulting a bicycle rider with his bus and reckless driving in
      Larkspur earlier this month, has resigned.

      Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District spokeswoman
      Mary Currie said James Pease resigned effective Friday. Curry said
      Pease was no longer driving for Golden Gate Transit when he
      resigned.

      Twin Cities Police Sgt. Don Hinton said Pease, 60, of San Anselmo,
      allegedly ran bicyclist Christopher Mosher off the road and ran over
      Mosher's bicycle on Magnolia Avenue on Feb. 5. Mosher received leg
      and arm abrasions and witnesses said Pease's actions were
      intentional, Hinton said.

      Pease has not been arrested but the Marin County District Attorney's
      Office filed a complaint against him on Monday. He is to be
      arraigned on March 15 in Marin County Superior Court.

      Hinton said witnesses said the confrontation between Mosher, 36,
      of Corte Madera, and Pease started several blocks away from where
      Mosher was hit by the bus.

      Currie said she could not comment further because the issue is a
      personnel matter.

      "We take this matter exceedingly seriously," Currie said. She said
      the district is aware it is located in "bicycle country" and the
      district considers itself "bicycle friendly."

      Currie said drivers receive annual retraining in defensive driving
      regarding bicyclists.

      "This is of the deepest concern to us," Currie said.


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      GG Transit driver used bus to attack bicyclist, faces prison
      http://groups.yahoo.com/group/BATN/message/29243 ]
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