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From wire dispatches and staff reports
Saudi in fatal crash wants warrant tossed
BOSTON — A member of Saudi Arabia’s royal family wants a federal judge in the U.S. to throw out an arrest warrant issued after he violated his probation.
Bader al-Saud pleaded guilty in Massachusetts in 2005 to misdemeanor motor-vehicle homicide after admitting killing a man with his sport utility vehicle in Boston in 2002 while he was under the influence of alcohol.
Mr. Al-Saud served more than seven months in jail. Upon his release, he was escorted to Logan International Airport by federal officials and left the country.
According to the Boston Herald, Mr. al-Saud’s attorneys say in court papers filed Thursday that his 2006 departure from the U.S. relieved him of the responsibility to fulfill his probation.
He left the country voluntarily rather than face deportation. It’s unclear whether Mr. al-Saud intends to return to the United States. Efforts by the newspaper to reach his attorneys were unsuccessful.
Bicyclist in famous ride dies after crash
FRESNO — A Southern California man taking part in what is considered one of America’s most grueling bicycle rides has been killed after he lost control of his bicycle and hit a tree.
Authorities say Nicola Grossi, of La Mesa, was riding downhill on a road near Shaver Lake in Fresno County when he lost control of his bicycle on a curve, went off an embankment and hit the tree around 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
California Highway Patrol officers, deputies and paramedics tried to render medical aid, but Mr. Grossi died at the scene.
He was taking part in the ride known as the Climb to Kaiser.
The event’s website says the ride, which begins in Clovis, is 155 miles long and requires 13,500 feet of climbing, though shorter 62- and 100-mile routes are also offered.
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