ON BIKE CULTURE IN EUGENE | Fine blogging since 2010 (with periodic long breaks)
James Robert Gleich was jailed yesterday, Eugene police say, on charges of first-degree manslaughter, negligent homicide and reckless driving.
Gleich was driving a car on River Road last Aug. 29 when he hit Mingo Pelkey on her bicycle. Pelkey died shortly after the crash.
Here’s the news release I just got from Eugene Police public information officer Jenna B. McCulley:
Yesterday afternoon at 12:23 p.m. officers from the Eugene Police Department arrested and lodged at the Lane County Jail James Robert Gleich, 53, Springfield resident, on the charges of Manslaughter in the First Degree, Criminal Negligent Homicide, and Reckless Driving in connection with August 29, 2011 death of Mingo Pelkey after a vehicle/bike crash.
On Wednesday, February 22, a Grand Jury at the Lane County Circuit Court heard the evidence presented in the case and moved to indict Gleich. Officers completed additional investigation and arrested Gleich on Sunday.
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For a list of all posts about the Mingo Pelkey case, go here.