Local Motorcycle Group Wants Citation Issued

Local Motorcycle Group Wants Citation Issued
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POSTED: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 3:26pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 - 5:25pm

On Monday around 12:30 p.m., police responded to a collision at Doniphan and Graphite in the upper valley. The investigation found that a green Ford Explorer failed to yield to a motorcycle's right of way, leading to a fatal crash.

The driver of the Explorer was 47-year-old Maria Chavez. The driver of the motorcycle, 50-year-old Alfonso Ortegon, was rushed to University Medical Center where he later died. He wasn't wearing a helmet.

A local biker activist group says they want to see the driver of the Ford Explorer issued a citation.

Butch MacIntyre, secretary of the Briseno Fallen Bikers Foundation, says if the driver of the Explorer failed to yield to the motorcyclist, a citation should be issued.

Watch the full story tonight at 5, 6, and 10, and hear why police say a citation won't be issued in the near future.

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Why would you issue a citation when the driver could be charged criminally, like MANSLAUGHTER or CRIMINAL NEGLIGENT HOMICIDE. A citation would do nothing.....

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