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Saturday, March 16, 2019

Lenny Dykstra cleared of charge he threatened to kill N.J. Uber driver, admits to minor offense

Charges that Lenny Dykstra threatened to kill an Uber driver in a wild, late-night ride that ended at a police headquarters in New Jersey last year were dropped Friday after the former baseball great agreed to plead guilty to disorderly conduct.

Superior Court Judge Lisa Miralles Walsh reduced a charge of third-degree terroristic threats to a petty disorderly persons offense and dropped drug possession charges during a hearing in Union County.

Dykstra ‘s attorney, David Bahuriak, had argued a Linden police search of Dykstra’s belongings was improper and that there were no witnesses who could say Dykstra threatened the driver.

No matter how bad things get for Lenny, at least he can always look back to a decade ago, when he proved several folk to be fools….

 

QLE Posted: March 16, 2019 at 08:24 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: lenny dykstra, uber

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   1. Joyful Calculus Instructor Posted: March 16, 2019 at 11:10 AM (#5823136)
Whenever Dykstra is in the news, it’s because he did something bad. No real surprise here.
   2. Swoboda is freedom Posted: March 16, 2019 at 04:55 PM (#5823196)
Now that this is behind him, he can resume his outstanding life and career.
   3. Sunday silence Posted: March 16, 2019 at 10:33 PM (#5823237)
...in an otherwise blameless life...
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: March 17, 2019 at 06:34 PM (#5823333)

Is "cleared of charge" the phrasing that is typically used in a case where the police drop the more serious charge and you plead guilty to a lesser charge? To me, that phrasing implies that they found evidence he didn't do it or something like that.

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