The Lawrence Journal-World reports that a man has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a group of bicyclists near Lawrence in July (Lawrence Police Seek Road Rage Driver):
Douglas County prosecutors have charged a Baldwin City man in connection with a July 15 altercation with a group of bicyclists south of Lawrence.
Scott A. Young, 48, who was arrested Monday, faces charges of aggravated battery and criminal damage to property.
Prosecutors allege Young drove his pickup truck into the lead cyclist of a group of riders in the 1000 block of East 1400 Road. That cyclist was thrown from his bike. Bicyclists said the truck driver didn’t stop. [read more]
Comments on the newspaper article indicate that Young is well-known in Lawrence for being “hostile and aggressive towards everyone”. Scott Young is “funseeker990” on MySpace, where he describes himself as a self-employed home designer.
And take this for what it’s worth (i.e. total speculation), but in June, as the riders in the Biking Across Kansas tour were leaving Baldwin City, a pickup truck stopped in the oncoming traffic lane, and the driver got out and began screaming at passing cyclists. From what I could see, there’s wasn’t anything, other than our mere presence on the road, that set him off, but the guy was totally unhinged. He looked a lot like the booking photo of Scott Young…