Asshole Driver Who Swerved And Hit A Motorcycle Finally Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

Remember that asshole who ran two motorcyclists off a Texas two-lane in 2015, then had nothing to say besides “I don’t care”? Local news says he’s now been sentenced to 15 years in prison.


William Crum, 69, was arrested on Oct. 19, 2015 as video of his egregious road-ragery went viral. The original clip as since been taken down, but the internet never forgets:

In the clip above, recorded near Granbury, Texas you can see motorcyclist Eric Sanders and passenger Debra Simpson powering up to pass Crum’s late-’90s Mercury Cougar on a double-yellow lined section of straight road. The car swerves hard laterally and wrecks the bike, which is simply identified as “a Kawasaki” by local news.

The Star-Telegram reported that Sanders escaped with minor injuries, but his passenger Simpson was hospitalized with a broken arm. It’s unclear whether the bike was totaled or not.

Crum, who has reportedly been in police custody for the year-and-a-half since his arrest, will now serve 15 years prison time for “two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.”

The Star-Telegram also figured out that Crum had previously been “convicted in 1994 in Somervell County of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and in 2007 in Somervell County of reckless driving and making a terroristic threat,” the latter of which apparently was related to threatening to run little boys over with his car.

F this atrabilious asshole. And you too if you can’t wait to comment “yeah but no-passing zone!” Somebody riding by a little faster than you appreciate doesn’t come close to justifying potentially lethal vigilante. Looks like the judge agreed with my sentiment.

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Asshole before and after prison.