If a Benton City man accused of causing two bicyclists to crash into a ditch stays out of trouble for six months, an assault charge against him will be dropped, a prosecutor said Thursday.
Ivan Thorsten Boe agreed to a continuance Thursday in Benton County Superior Court. Boe's fourth-degree assault case will be dismissed in April if he complies with all conditions and doesn't commit any crimes, said Megan Killgore, Benton County deputy prosecutor. The prosecutor's office will review Boe's case at the end of the six months.
Boe is accused of harassing the bicyclists as they rode March 23 on Badger Road.
He's accused of pulling up next to the men in his 2009 Dodge Ram pickup and honking his horn and revving his engine, court documents said. Boe reportedly then angled his truck and hit one of the bicyclists, causing him to crash into another rider.
At least one rider suffered scrapes and bruises in the crash, court documents said.
Boe originally was charged with third-degree assault. That charge later was amended by prosecutors, Killgore said.