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    Man Threatens Bikers, Gets Hit With Car

    PITTSBURG, Calif. - An alleged drunken motorist who brandished a pool cue while driving at a group of motorcyclists was hit by his own car after he attempted to approach the bikers on foot, authorities said.

    Richard Brooks, 50, of Concord, was pulled to safety by the motorcyclists after his car _ which he left in reverse _ knocked him into the highway on Thursday, said Officer Scott Yox of the California Highway Patrol.

    Brooks, who was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon and driving under the influence, told authorities he was offended by skeletons some of the riders wore on their leather Harley-Davidson jackets and what he perceived as their attempts to appear tough.

    "It was his impression that they thought they were better than him," Yox said. "They were irritating to him and he felt he needed to do something about it."

    Yox said authorities had no evidence the riders instigated the incident. "Instead of mocking him for going after them, they perhaps set their own safety aside to reach over and rescue him from a position of danger," he said.

    Brooks, who was treated at a hospital for cuts and scrapes, remained jailed Friday in lieu of $30,000 bail.

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    Re: Man Threatens Bikers, Gets Hit With Car

    The only traffic injury/accident that I can think of that was dumber than this was the college student who spoke out against the "tyranny" of seat belts (his words, not mine) - and died in an accident because he didn't wear a seat belt.
    Everyone else in the car wore a seat belt and survived without any injuries.

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