The Defendant was charged with a count of Reckless Driving and a count of Disorderly Conduct in the second degree. The Defendant was driving down a country road when another motorist made a dangerous pass of defendant's vehicle. The Defendant responded by catching up to the other motorist and forced that vehicle to the shoulder of the roadway. Both vehicles came to a stop and the police were called. Once police arrived and heard the story of what had happened the Defendant was arrested, and the other motorist cited. The Defendant pled guilty to the disorderly conduct as a violation and was ordered to pay a $250 fine.
This case really highlights how it never makes sense to respond in situations like this. What the other motorist had done was reckless. However, what my client had done was equally reckless. My client sought treatment in anger management and began receiving treatment long before his case was being resolved. The State, in large part due to my client's engagement in treatment early, was agreeable to reduce the disorderly conduct to a violation and dismiss the reckless driving. This saved my client a license suspension and of becoming a convicted criminal. All things considered this was a great outcome to this case.
Jackson County, Oregon
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