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Police v. Komor, 1902

[furious riding]

Police v. Komor

Austro-Hungarian Consular Court
Source: The North-China Herald, 2 July 1902



Shanghai, 27th June.

Before M. KUTSCHERA, Acting Consul-General.


Paul Komor was charged with furiously riding a bicycle to the common danger on the Recreation Ground on the 24th inst., contrary to Bye-law No. 35.  There had been several complaints lately of the dangerous speed at which certain people rode bicycles on the Recreation ground, and only recently an amah and child had been knocked down.

In reply to his honour, Inspector Wilson said that the Recreation ground was open to the public and there was a road.

Police-sergeant Morey said that at 6 p.m. on the 24th inst. he saw the defendant riding round at a very great speed and called out to him to slow up.  He did not know whether the defendant heard what he said.  He then told an Indian constable to stop the defendant the next time he came round and take his name and address.  The defendant was riding at from 12 to 15 miles an hour, and there were several children and animals on the pathway at the time.

Indian P.C. 132 gave corroborative evidence.

Defendant said that he did not hear the officer caution him.

His Honour said that, this being defendant's first offence, he would be fined $1.

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