Can’t Catch A Brake

A string of poor choices led to an accident that could have been prevented by a little foresight on Tuesday evening.

Around 6 p.m., a 1995 blue Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling north on Monroe Street toward Eighth Street when it failed to stop at the intersection and was struck by a vehicle traveling east on Eighth Street.

An Alstar ambulance was called to the scene for occupants of the eastbound vehicle driven by a Kennedy man, while the driver of the Tahoe was not seriously injured.

Upon investigation it was found that Jason Burger, 28, of Barrett Avenue, Jamestown was attempting to take his Tahoe to the scrap yard. According to police, Burger indicated his vehicle did not have brakes.

Burger is facing charges of failure to stop at a stop sign and inadequate brakes. He is also being charged with reckless endangerment after revealing to police that he had removed lug nuts from the wheels of his vehicle and disconnected the battery before coasting down the hill and through the stop sign. Isaacson stated that the subject had intended to bring his car to the scrap yard located near the location of the accident, but was unable to cross over Eighth Street before being struck by the oncoming vehicle.

“Things like this are what make the job tough,” said Capt. Todd Isaacson of the Jamestown Police Department. “I just don’t know what’s going through people’s heads sometimes.”

Burger was transported to Jamestown City Jail where he is being held on bail. He will appear in City Court at a later time.