#LordAudi will have no wheels for the next 12 months.
The driver who repeatedly struck a bicyclist with his car in Mexico City July 27 and then got into a shouting and shoving match with a police officer was ordered off the road during a court appearance yesterday.
Rafael Márquez Gasperín earned the #LordAudi hashtag after a video of the confrontation circulated on social media.
In addition to the driving ban he will not be allowed to consume alcohol or carry arms and must obtain psychological treatment.
During his court appearance, Márquez reached an agreement with the victim, bicyclist Ari Santillán, to pay 2,200 pesos for the damage to his bicycle and 7,000 pesos for that of another owned by Mexico City’s bicycle share program, Ecobici.
Santillán was also offered reparation for any economic damage he might have suffered, but he declined it.
The hashtag #Lord followed by a name is popular on social media as a means of shaming people suspected of committing a crime or being abusive.
Source: Milenio (sp)