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Portland driver cited for careless driving after cyclist turns video over to police

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The Portland Police Bureau cited a driver for careless driving after a cyclist gave officers video of the car speeding down a southeast Portland street.

Tony Tapay recorded video of a 2012 Kia Soul speeding past his bike on Southeast 34th Avenue on July 7.

Tapay’s 5-year-old son was sitting on the bike of his tandem bike at the time.

After the driver passes Tapay and his son, the vehicle nearly hits another person on a bicycle and a driver head-on, according to police.

Tapay catches up to the vehicle when it’s stopped at a red light at Southeast Division Street and asks “Was that really worth it?”

“Yep,” the driver responds.

Tapay said he uses a small camera mounted to his handlebars or helmet when he rides with his son, just in case something bad happens.

He contacted the PPB last week and provided a copy of the video, as well as a description of the driver and the vehicle license plate information.

After viewing it, officers located the driver, identified as Andrew Vilas Reid.

They cited Reid for careless driving and unsafe passing of a person operation a bicycle.

Tapay hopes the video encourages drivers to slow down and pay attention.

“You know, I think the same thing when I drive,” he said. “I just wish people would take the power of a motor vehicle more seriously, because he could have killed 3 people at that moment.”

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