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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Pataskala man who struck bicyclist guilty of traffic offense [Newark Advocate]


A bicycle and pair of shoes belonging to a 15-year old sits in the road near the corner of Foor Boulevard and Blacks Road in Pataskala on Jan. 4. / Jason Lenhart/The Advocate
NEWARK — A Pataskala man accused of driving impaired and striking a teenage bicyclist was found guilty of not maintaining proper distance.
Scott Bowles, 40, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of failure to maintain assured clear distance, a minor misdemeanor. Licking County Municipal Court Judge David Stansbury fined Bowles $25 on Tuesday.
Bowles also pleaded not guilty to two counts of operating a vehicle while intoxicated, each a first-degree misdemeanor. A trial was set for Feb. 8.

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