Boris Volpe: Driver Arrested After Road Rage Incident With Cyclist

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It won't kill you. What will kill you is NOT sharing the road.
San Francisco police arrested a 58-year-old driver who allegedly got into with a cyclist, allegedly running him off the road in the city's Westwood Highlands neighborhood this weekend.

According to Officer Albie Esparza, the incident happened at about 5:40 p.m. on Saturday as the 61-year-old cyclist was pedaling near Burlwood and Las Palmos drives. A Prius driver rolled up behind the biker and began honking the horn.

The driver then pulled up next to the cyclist and started cursing at him to move out of the way. "The victim said the roads were narrow and there was nowhere for him to go," Esparza said.

Esparza said the frustrated driver sped up around the cyclist and stopped abruptly. The cyclist pedaled past the driver, who then started tailing him and cursing at him again. After another verbal exchange, the driver sped up one more time and went around the cyclist, stopping short, and forcing the cyclist to crash his bike into a curb, Esparza said.

The cyclist was able to jot down the driver's license plate number. He went home and called the cops, who tracked down the suspect, using the license plate information.

The victim was able to identify Boris Volpe who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon.


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It's the second reported road rage incident involving a bike and a car this month. On Nov. 12, police arrested Fred G. Holt, a San Francisco driver, after he allegedly plowed down a cyclist after an argument in the city's Mission District.

Esparza said that now is a good time to remind everyone to chill out and share the roads. If you can't do that, then be prepared to share your jail cell.





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SnarkyJeff
SnarkyJeff

SFPD will investigate, decide that there is no evidence and release Boris Volpe with a pat on the back and wink. The DA will will not press charges.

Mel Greene
Mel Greene

Throw the book at his stupid ass, jail time a must & take away his license for life AND take his car, sell the car at auction & give the cash to charity.

Patrick Carroll
Patrick Carroll

Idiot cyclists kill too. 71-year old Sutchi Hui, 92-year old Mary Smith and 68-year old Dionette Cherney were killed by bicyclists. Note that they were all senior citizens. As the population ages, this will become more common, I fear.

Kyle Hamilton
Kyle Hamilton

It's not just in the city. Idiot cyclists are annoying. Idiot drivers kill...

Rock Belt
Rock Belt

If you can't handle driving in SF take Muni like I do.

MyResponse
MyResponse

@Patrick Carroll We should just be fighting for separated facilities of all modes then, such as designated bicycle lanes, wide sidewalks, clear crosswalks, transit lanes, and car lanes. All modes have their place but it seems sharing is hard for the obvious reasons... Anyways cars kill on average the most amount of people car-car accidents and beyond.

sandmann930
sandmann930

@Patrick Carroll Yes, thanks for letting us know that 3 people died in the last two years hit by cyclists. Now let's talk about the 34,000 deaths last year from people involving cars. That's why this guy was charged for assault with a deadly weapon.

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