45 Days in Jail for Driver who Rode Around with Cyclist on the Hood of his Car


Road Rage Against Cyclist
Last summer, the Oregonian reported an incident between a cyclist and a deranged driver in Portland: Jason Scott Rehnberg, 37, yelled at the car to slow down, and apparently angered by the remark, the driver chased the cyclist. He rode his bike into the neighborhood to escape and after a while, probably thinking he was safe, he went back on the road where the incident first happened. But the driver saw Rehnberg and backed his car to try to hit him.

Read on for the rest of the story, including a video of Rehnberg on the hood of the car...Like in the Movies, Except Without a Stuntman
After jumping off his bike just in time to avoid being hit, "Rehnberg and two other witnesses tried to block the car, saying they wanted to get the license plate. Millican allegedly drove at the three and struck Rehnberg, who was thrown onto the hood. Rehnberg held onto the windshield wipers as the car traveled at a high rate of speed and took a turn."

A witness took this video:

Cyclist on car hood

Final Verdict - A Slap on the Wrist?
BikePortland reports:

Along with jail, the 21-year-old (James F.) Millican must do 160 hours of community service, pay Rehnberg $800 for lost wages, and be on probation for three years. Millican was charged with unlawful use of a weapon, DUI, and attempted assault (second degree).

That seems pretty light considering he tried to kill, or at least seriously injure someone...

Via Oregon Live
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