King County prosecutors have filed first-degree malicious mischief charges against Chad W. Olson, 42, who allegedly caused almost $6,000 damage to a Volvo in what is being described as a case ofr “road rage.”
According to an article in the SeattlePI.com written by Levi Pulkkinen, Olson threw his bicycle at a Volvo after the Volvo’s driver honked his horn at him on October 16, 2010. The Volvo’s driver said that he laid on his horn after Olson swerved into his lane from the bicycle lane. Then, according to the Volvo’s driver, Olson charged after the Volvo and when it was stopped at a light, he spit on the car, hit the mirror and threw his bicycle at the side of the car.
Olson later went to the Redmond Police Department to report a road rage incident. However, in examining the damages to the Volvo, they were not consistent with Olson’s version of the story.
Washington State RCW 9A.48.070 “Malicious mischief in the first degree” finds that a person is guilty of malicious mischief if he or she knowingly causes physical damage to the property of another in an an amount which exceeds five thousand dollars and is considered a Class B felony. A Class B felony has a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison and $20,000 fine.
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