Charges dropped against driver accused of hitting cyclist

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by Sara Roth, KGW.com Staff

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:44 PM

Updated Thursday, Jul 24 at 4:42 PM

PORTLAND – Charges were dropped against a driver accused of intentionally hitting a bicyclist near Portland State University.

Brian Groce, 47, was riding his bike on Southwest Jackson Street around noon when he said a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta cut him off in traffic.

When Groce stopped at the corner of Jackson Street and Southwest Broadway, he told the driver of the Jetta that she’d almost hit him, according to Portland police.

Groce said the 29-year-old woman honked her horn at him in response. Then, when the light turned green, Groce said the driver swerved and knocked him off his bike before stopping her car.

The driver was initially arrested for assault but the charges were later dismissed.

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