Deputy's Lawyer Says Fatigue May Have Played Role in Crash

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) - The lawyer for a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy who struck and killed two bicyclists says fatigue may have played a prominent role in the crash.

Mary Sansen says 27-year-old James Council doesn't know exactly
what happened when his squad car veered into the path of the small
group of cyclists on a winding Cupertino road. She did say that those investigating the case may need to look at Council's work schedule.

Council worked a 12½-hour shift the day before Sunday's crash and said fatigue may have been an issue.

Kristy Gough, of San Leandro and Matt Peterson, of San Francisco, were on a training ride with other cyclists when Council's patrol car plowed into them.

A memorial service for Peterson is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight in San Francisco.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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