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INFORMATION RELEASE

Subject: MVC- DamageDate: 05-06-2014 06:13:02
From: Sgt. GiffordCase or Incident: #140505-014
Summary:
***CORRECTED***

On (Monday) May 5th, 2014 at 8:15PM, a Juneau Police officer on foot patrol in Marine Park reported being nearly struck by a vehicle on Marine Way.

The occupants of the vehicle were briefly detained, and it was determined the vehicle, a 1989 Pontiac Grand-Am, had experienced brake failure while traveling down Main Street.

The vehicle made a left turn at the intersection of Egan and Main, traveled onto the sidewalk, struck the Wharf Building, and continued on Marine Way until colliding with a tour bus.

Damage to the Pontiac, the tour bus, and the building was minor. The driver of the Pontiac, 21 year-old Marcus Worthington, was cited for operating an unsafe vehicle and failing to carry proof of insurance. The vehicle was impounded. Alcohol was not a factor in this incident.
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 ***