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Vehicle accident damages fence at YMCA of Clay County

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Brazil City Police Chief Larry Pierce
The YMCA of Clay County will be replacing a portion of the fence around the facility after an incident recently.

According to information provided by the Brazil City Police Department, a vehicle was captured striking the fence on the security cameras at the Y around 3:22 a.m., Saturday.

The car was apparently traveling westbound on Lambert Street at the time of the collision.

The car went up the sidewalk and hit the fence before backing up and leaving the scene of the accident.

After employees reported the incident later Saturday morning, officers canvassed the local neighborhood searching for a vehicle with front-end damage that could have been involved in the accident while evidence was collected at the scene.

A damaged vehicle was located later at 309 N. Forest Ave., Brazil.

A broken piece of glass from the headlight on the front passenger side perfectly matched evidence collected at the accident scene.

The vehicle, which investigators discovered didn't have insurance, was impounded until authorities could talk with the owner of the vehicle.

According to Police Chief Larry Pierce, the owner of the vehicle, Adam Weaver, voluntarily told authorities he had loaned the car to an unidentified person at a local bar after he felt he had drank too much the night before and couldn't drive home safely.

Pierce said Weaver, as the owner of the vehicle involved in the accident, was cited for failure to stop after damage to property other than vehicle.

As terms of the vehicle's release, Pierce said Weaver was instructed to get the necessary insurance for the vehicle and make arrangements with the YMCA to make restitution for the estimated $1,830 in damages caused during the accident.

Pierce said a case file for the accident has been turned over to the Clay County Prosecutor's Office for review and other potential charges.

Further details are not available about the ongoing investigation.

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Way to think on your feet, Adam Weaver .. but I have a question:

Why would you loan your LEASED car to an unidentified person at a bar (of all places)? Why not have them drive you home? Better yet, the Y and 309 N Forest Ave couldn't have been that far either (1/2 to 1 mile?).. WALK.

I'd say Public Intox is the lesser expense - though I've never been arrested.

Glad no one was hurt!

-- Posted by Emmes on Fri, Apr 15, 2011, at 11:04 AM

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