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Feb 15, 2013 2:00 PM by Lauren Molenburg

Plea deal delayed in bike harassment case

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A judge has backed off from accepting plea deal for a 75-year-old Erie man accused of harassing two cyclists to give victims a chance to air their grievances.

James Ernst has agreed to plead guilty to harassment and improper use of a horn.

According to the Longmont Times-Call (http://tinyurl.com/cezrt8f), Boulder County Judge Noel Blum was surprised Thursday to learn the victims were not notified of the court date.

Two cyclists recorded a video of Ernst driving his SUV behind them in September while honking his horn. Cyclists say the incident highlights increasing tension between cyclists and motorists.

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Information from: Daily Times-Call, http://timescall.com/

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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