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Letter: Boardwalk clear around midnight

Derrick Adkins, 1996 Olympic gold medalist. Police said

Derrick Adkins, 1996 Olympic gold medalist. Police said Adkins refused to move from a bike safety lane on the Long Beach boardwalk around midnight on Sept. 12 -- despite repeated requests -- and was arrested. (April 9, 2007) Credit: Patrick McCarthy

Olympic gold medalist Derrick Adkins faces an obstruction charge after his arrest in Long Beach ["Olympic medalist arrested in Long Beach," News, Sept. 20].

It seems he was arrested because he refused to move from a bike safety lane on the boardwalk at midnight, and tried to flee from an officer who was giving him a summons after two warnings. The bike lane could not have been crowded at midnight. I have been on that boardwalk during the day and have seen walkers in the bike lane, and no one asked them to move.

Maureen Masone, Inwood

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