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Subject: Motor Vehicle CrashDate: 08-22-2012 03:40:17
From: Sgt. BransonCase or Incident: #120822-005
Summary:On August 22, 2012 at about 9:40am, the Juneau Police Department received a report of a hit and run motor vehicle crash on Mendenhall Loop Road near Mall Road. An officer responded and met with the driver of a 2012 Honda Civic that sustained approximately $3,000 in damage. Additional officers searched the area for driver who fled.

About 18 minutes later, the suspect vehicle, a 1995 Chevrolet Blazer with approximately $1,000 damage, was located parked and unoccupied at a residence on Stephen Richards Memorial Drive. Through continued investigation, the driver was determined to be 22 year old Juneau resident Purnell Mitchell. Mitchell was cited for negligent driving, driving without a valid license, and failing to give immediate notice of an accident.

No injuries were reported as a result of the crash.
All factual allegations contained in this release are based upon preliminary investigation and are subject to change or clarification as the investigation continues.    Any charges reported in this release are merely accusations and all persons named in this release are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.*** END OF STATEMENT ***