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Driver Convicted of Reckless Aggravated Battery in Lawrence | Kansas Cyclist News
Scott A. Young, who assaulted a group of bicyclists in a road rage incident near Lawrence in July, hitting one of them, has been convicted of reckless aggravated battery by a jury in Douglas County. Young, of Baldwin City, drove his pickup truck into the lead cyclist of a group of riders in the 1000 block of East 1400 Road near Lawrence on July 15th, then drove away, leaving an injured cyclist and damaged equipment. After a lengthy investigation, Young was arrested and charged in September with aggravated battery, criminal damage, reckless driving, failure to report an accident and leaving the scene of an injury accident. He pleaded not guilty to all charges in November, and the case went to trial on February 28th. According to the Lawrence Journal-World: A prosecutor during closing arguments said Young, 48, intentionally struck cyclist Rob Wilshusen with his truck because he was angry about a group of cyclists on the road and wanted to make a point. "That makes it clear to the