No felony charge for Robert R. Hopper & Associates client and prominent attorney, Peter Berge, who fatally hit runner in St. Paul

Robert R. Hopper and Associates represents attorney

Robert Hopper, another attorney for Berge and an instructor of the relationship of neuroscience to the law at the University of Minnesota, said he presented to the county attorney’s office how Berge’s glioblastoma multiforme played a role in the crash.

The affliction “caused a narrowing of his field of vision,” Hopper said, “and he could not see the runner until the runner had run out in front of him.”

County attorney spokesman ChuckLaszewski acknowledged that Berge’s “medical condition would have made it very difficult for us to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the death was caused by his gross negligence.”