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New York City driver blamed for crushing cyclist dissidents to keep drivers license for now

Tara Blair Ball

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A New York City driver who crushed into two bicyclists participating in a George Floyd dissent will keep his permit, an appointed authority has dominated. Many people are upset at the fact that he's currently keeping his license despite hurting two people.

Jason Alicea, 21, of New York City struck the pair of cyclists as he was getting off the Brooklyn Bridge on the Brooklyn side around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday and drove about more five squares before he was halted and captured, as per police.

One of the cyclists arrived on the hood of Alicea's vehicle, however nobody required clinical help, cops said.

Alicea showed up on Thursday in Brooklyn Criminal Court, where examiners requested to have his permit removed.

"The litigant, driving at a high pace, struck two cyclists," said Assistant District Attorney Wilfredo Cotto. "We are asking that respondent's permit be suspended."

In any case, Alicea's attorney questioned current realities for the situation.

"My customer was almost two bicyclists," said New York City Defender Services lawyer Sara Molinaro. "The individual that was on the hood really bounced onto my customer's vehicle."

New York City Criminal Court Judge Leigh Cheng tracked down that, because of the clashing records, it was too early to arrange Alicea's permit suspended.

Alicea was accused in New York City of foolish driving, speeding, crazy recklessness and an inability to practice due care and was delivered.

Despite being asked multiple questions by reporters present, he declined to remark as he left the town hall.

"Converse with my attorney," he said.

Video of the occurrence shows Alicea hurrying away from the scene and a New York Police Department vehicle close behind. The NYPD vehicle additionally cut off a cyclist during the disorder.

Alicea is expected back in court on July 15, and many are hoping that he will then have his license and driving privileges revoked.

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