Charge against BlueGO’s Andoh dropped |

Charge against BlueGO’s Andoh dropped

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – A misdemeanor charge of giving false information to police officers against BlueGo Administrator John Andoh was dropped late last month.

The situation that led to the charge “wasn’t as clear as we initially thought it was,” said El Dorado County Assistant District Attorney Hans Uthe Wednesday.

South Lake Tahoe Police arrested Andoh Oct. 1 at the McDonald’s restaurant near Wildwood Avenue on a warrant related to a Sept. 4 traffic collision.

Police said Andoh initially denied hitting a cyclist with his vehicle during the incident, but then allegedly changed his story during an interview with police, saying “maybe” he made contact with the biker.

Police determined the cyclist, who was taken to Barton Memorial Hospital with knee pain following the crash, was primarily at fault.

Andoh was a contributing factor in the crash, Uthe said.

Court records indicate prosecutors dropped the charge against Andoh during a hearing on Jan. 27.

Andoh has received four speeding tickets since February 2009, according to court documents. In April he paid a $25 correction fee in relation to a ticket he received for driving without a license. Andoh presented his license to the District Attorney and was cleared.

On Feb. 11, Andoh was fined $211 for following too closely, according to court documents.

Editor’s Note: This story was corrected for inaccuracies at 11:30 a.m. appearing in a previous version published Feb. 24.

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