- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 12, 2014

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) - State prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against a Fort Wainwright man suspected of ramming a pickup truck with his sports car.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner (https://bit.ly/1AaGbao) reports 29-year-old Luis Jara may still face prosecution in military court.

Fairbanks police say Jara on June 29 deliberately backed his Porsche Boxster into a Ford F-350 near the front gate of Fort Wainwright Army Post.

He was charged with third-degree felony criminal mischief, a count in which a person deliberately causes property damage of $500 or more.

Jara’s attorney, Gary Stapp, afterward denied that the crash was a road rage incident and said it was an accident.



Stapp says state prosecutors dropped the charge in state court so the military could take up the case, and that the change is not unusual.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, https://www.newsminer.com

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