A February CU Independent story about the University of Colorado at Boulder's efforts to discourage on-campus smoking features a photo of student Patricia Forget happily puffing -- and judging by her latest media appearance, she should have stuck with cigarettes. She was cited this weekend for bicycling under the influence -- an offense that's becoming more common in Boulder.
In August, we told you the story of Jonas Rizzo, who reportedly crashed his bicycle into a car while trying to run a red light. Police said he was visibly drunk at the time.
According to the Boulder Daily Camera, Rizzo was the third person to be ticketed for a bicycling DUI in the city up until that point in 2010, with five people getting similar treatment the previous year.
But the 2009 record isn't exactly safe.
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For her part, Forget is said to have wiped out twice as she attempted to cross over a median on Saturday. When an officer pulled her over, she reportedly said, "I shouldn't ride my bike home. I'm too drunk" -- a suspicion presumably confirmed by a breathalyzer test, which registered her blood-alcohol content at 0.215, more than double the legal limit.
Oh, yeah: Someone apparently was busted for biking while soused between Rizzo and Forget. The Camera reports that there have now been five citations in 2010 -- which means that if someone else is ticketed before year's end, Boulder will be in modern-record territory.
Not that anyone should regard that as a challenge...
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