Neglect ticket dismissed against wrong-way bike rider

DETROIT (AP) -- A parental neglect charge against a Detroit business owner who was stopped for biking the wrong way on a one-way street while hauling his 3-year-old twin boys in a bike trailer has been dismissed.

The Detroit Free Press reported the charge against Sean Harrington was dismissed Tuesday. He still faces traffic-related charges.

Harrington, whose businesses include Town Pump Tavern, says he was riding on the sidewalk Sept. 2 to his home in Detroit when he came across pedestrians, so he pulled onto the street. A court hearing on the traffic charges is scheduled for Jan. 18.

Harrington says he'll fight those charges as well.

Police have said Harrington was in the middle of the street and heavy traffic due to a Tigers game was swerving to avoid him.

Published: Thu, Nov 17, 2011

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