Justice Not Served For Cyclists: Colorado Not So Cyclist Friendly
This comes from the same DA who charged two women cyclists as FELONS for switching number plates at the Leadville 100 some years back...
Colorado District Attorney Mark Hurlbert has dropped felony charges against Martin Joel Erzinger, a Morgan Stanley Smith Barney wealth manager who controls $1 billion in investments, because financial rules would require Erzinger to notify his clients that he was charged with a felony, and this would have "serious job implications" for the financier. Erzinger is facing charges for allegedly rear-ending cyclist Dr. Steven Milo, and then leaving the scene of the crime. Milo, a liver transplant surgeon, has spinal and brain injuries, disfiguring scars, and will likely be in pain for the rest of his life.
Dr. Milo was bicycling eastbound on Highway 6 just east of Miller Ranch Road, when Erzinger allegedly hit him with the black 2010 Mercedes Benz sedan he was driving. Erzinger fled the scene and was arrested later, police say.
Erzinger allegedly veered onto the side of the road and hit Milo from behind. Milo was thrown to the pavement, while Erzinger struck a culvert and kept driving, according to court documents.
Erzinger drove all the way through Avon, the town's roundabouts, under I-70 and stopped in the Pizza Hut parking lot where he called the Mercedes auto assistance service to report damage to his vehicle, and asked that his car be towed, records show. He did not ask for law enforcement assistance, according to court records.
Erzinger told police he was unaware he had hit Milo, court documents say.
When Avon police arrived he was putting a broken side mirror and a bumper in his trunk, court records say
Erzinger, an Arrowhead homeowner, is a director in private wealth management at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Denver. His biography on Worth.com states that Erzinger is “dedicated to ultra high net worth individuals, their families and foundations.”
Contact Morgan Stanley's Denver Office if you would like to compliment them on the moral fiber of their employees.
Morgan Stanley & Co.
16 Market Square
1400 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Tel: +1 303 595-2000
Fax: +1 303 595-2127
Also, feel free to email them as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
Milo wrote in a letter to District Attorney Mark Hurlbert that the case “has always been about responsibility, not money.”
“Mr. Erzinger struck me, fled and left me for dead on the highway,” Milo wrote. “Neither his financial prominence nor my financial situation should be factors in your prosecution of this case.”
Is this who Colorado wants to represent them in Senate?? hurlbertforstatesenate.com
As a family man this DA should put himself in another's shoes. What if he or his children were seriously by a hit and run driver? Would he then care enough to enforce state laws?
Before I step off the soap box, please do not let this or other senseless incidents go unchallenged, we need to stand up for ourselves before we are completely pushed off the roads, both physically and legally.
Here is the CONTACT INFO on how to reach the driver. From his WORTH.com account
Sign the petition, almost at 15,000! http://www.change.org/petitions/view/da_mark_hurlbert_dont_drop_felony_charges_against_hit-and-run_wealth