Wis. lawmaker who hit cyclist pays $88 ticket

The Wisconsin state lawmaker who slammed into a bicyclist after running a red light has paid an $88 ticket.

Rep. Fred Clark, a Democrat from Baraboo, was issued a ticket by Madison police for running the light on Aug. 18. Madison Municipal Court records show he paid the ticket on Sept. 1.

Clark is scheduled for a court appearance on Sept. 22 if he wishes to contest the charge. But he admitted in the police report that he was not paying attention and he ran the light.

Clark did not immediately respond to a message left at his office on Monday.

Video taken from inside a city bus waiting at the intersection showed Clark's vehicle violently slamming into biker rider Richard Rideout. He was taken to the hospital and treated for injuries.

Volume Button
Now Listening To Livestream
MPR News logo
On Air
MPR News