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Clarksville Police charge Cheri Green for Hit and Run that Wiped Out Three Motorcycles

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police say through the public and media’s assistance they were able identify and locate the PT Cruiser and hit and run driver responsible for damage to three motorcycles on a parking lot on Kraft Street

The investigation into the hit and run crash lead to Cheri Chukwu Green, 31 being identified as the driver of the PT Cruiser.

Based on information provided to the investigator, Green had left a lounge on College Street after having a drink.

Clarksville Police charge Cheri Green for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene.

Clarksville Police charge Cheri Green for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene.

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Clarksville Police identify person who hit Three Motorcycles, Fled the Scene

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police have identified the woman in at PT Cruiser responsible for hitting three parked motorcycles on Kraft Street and leaving the scene. The incident happened Sunday morning, March 10th, 2019.

The vehicle has been located and the driver has been identified. The lead investigator is setting up a time to meet and speak with the driver and further action will be determined after the interview.

Clarksville Police have identified the woman on the left for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene Sunday morning.

Clarksville Police have identified the woman on the left for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene Sunday morning.

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Clarksville Police report Car Wipes out Three Motorcycles, Flees the Scene

 

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Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Clarksville Police are trying to identify a woman responsible for hitting three parked motorcycles and leaving the scene.

The crashed occurred around 1:30am, Sunday morning, March 10th, 2019. A gray PT Cruiser traveling on Kraft Street, driven by an unknown female, left the roadway near 491 Kraft Street (near Parham Lane) and crashed into three parked motorcycles.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the woman on the left for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene Sunday morning.

Clarksville Police are trying to identify the woman on the left for hitting the motorcycles on the right then fleeing the scene Sunday morning.

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Dodging the Roadkill: The People I Meet

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – When I started this journey three years ago, the first thing I noticed about being a biker was the people I would meet.  As you know, the motorcycle is a magnet for attention.  There’s something about it that draws the attention of everybody.  

As I would stop for gas, or take a break for something to eat, everybody had a motorcycle story.  It was and continues to be the best conversation starter on the planet.

I’m known for taking “selfies” with the people I meet on the road, and emphasizing how “I love the people I meet on this bike.”  Coming out of a career in broadcasting where everybody was selfish and superficial, it’s been so refreshing to meet real down to earth “genuine” people. 

Canadian Bikers

Canadian Bikers

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Dodging the Roadkill: Middle Of The Road

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – There are many dangers we face as bikers.  Since we’re subjected to all of the elements, we take every precaution to protect ourselves.

Wearing the proper riding gear, headgear, and having a motorcycle that’s running at peak performance are just a few of the things we all do to insure the safest riding experience.

But what lies in the middle of the road could be the most dangerous thing we encounter. 

In the three short years I’ve been on this journey, I’ve seen my fair share of interesting things in the middle of the road.  Obviously, roadkill of all varieties is pretty common.  Skunks, deer, dogs, cats, and even an armadillo or two are not uncommon for most bikers.  Huge pieces of rubber are also fairly common, and they’re hard to see at night. 

Asphalt Highway

Asphalt Highway

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Dodging the Roadkill: Acknowledging the Courtesy

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – As bikers, we accept the risks of our lifestyle.  The dangers of riding a motorcycle.  For some reason, it seems that everybody in traffic is either in a big hurry, or angry, or both. 

I’ll never understand why we’re so angry.  It doesn’t take much to for someone to “flip” us off, or ride our bumper to let us know they’re in a hurry.  

Why can’t we all just get along?  

When I rode home from the Gulf the other day, I was stuck in stop and go traffic in Birmingham.  It took me 90 minutes to get through there and we all know how dangerous it is to be stuck on a motorcycle in that sort of traffic. 

Motorcycle stuck in Traffic. (Juhasz Imre from Pexels)

Motorcycle stuck in Traffic. (Juhasz Imre from Pexels)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Reading Traffic

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I ever noticed about riding a motorcycle was what I saw other drivers doing behind the wheel.  Having to be so aware of my surroundings, I’m able to see what other motorists are doing, BESIDES driving their vehicle.

I guess it’s just the nature of the beast.  You MUST keep your eyes out for danger.  I learned very quickly that most all of the other traffic was driving distracted.  And I don’t just mean the cell phone.  

Everything from putting on makeup, to holding a sandwich in one hand and a drink in the other.  It just seems to be the way of the world, that we must be “multi tasking” while driving.  It sucks for bikers!  

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

Driving in Traffic. (Brett Sayles, Pexels)

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Dodging the Roadkill: Just Ride

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – One of the first things I learned when I started riding was that you need to ride and ride to become a better rider.   

Well THANK YOU Captain Obvious!

I was also told that I would drop the bike.  Been there, done that. 

I’m been SO fortunate to ride with some AMAZING bikers since I began my journey.  Old school, new school, I’ve ridden with them all.  Just riding with them is a privilege but it’s great ON THE JOB training.  I watch, I listen, I learn.  But I’ve put nearly 80,000 miles on the road in two years, and that’s what it takes. 

If I could live forever, I would ride forever. 

Hank and his Motorcycle

Hank and his Motorcycle

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Dodging the Roadkill: The Haters

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I know it’s hard to believe, but not everybody loves motorcycles and or bikers. 

Most people feel intimidated by them, or in some cases, they just flat out HATE them.  For whatever reason, they go out of their way to show their displeasure, and in some cases, can be dangerous. 

These are the ones I want to address.

I can’t say I’ve had a lot of encounters like the one I had the other day, but I know it happens fairly regularly and it could be a life threatening situation.

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Dodging the Road Kill: Indian Motorcycles

 

Dodging the Roadkill - A Biker's JourneyClarksville, TN – I recently wrote an article about why I felt it was important for Harley Davidson to turn their fortunes around.  It’s been a rough ride for Harley the past couple of years and since their brand is synonymous with motorcycles, I think it’s important that they remain competitive.  After all, that’s what the “other” guys want, is to unseat the king.

During these cold winter months, I’ve had more time to read and research than I’ve had to ride, so, as my journey continues, I’ve been trying to learn more about ALL of the motorcycle brands, just so I can hold a decent conversation with my biker brothers.   After all, most of you have about a 30 years head start on me.

Indian Motorcycle

Indian Motorcycle

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